Murat Isik (1977) came to the Netherlands from Turkey at the age of five. He studied law, won a writing competition in 2011, and wrote his first novel – Verloren grond [Lost ground] – a year later with success.
Full of atmosphere, this characteristic family saga is loosely based on the stories related by Isik’s parents. Isik received De Bronzen Uil Readers’ Prize for this debut novel, which has been translated into Swedish, Turkish and German. Isik also regularly writes columns.