Lieke Marsman is a Dutch writer and the current Poet Laureate of the Netherlands. Marsman is considered one of the greatest new voices in Dutch literature. She published her first poetry volume Things That I Tell Myself at twenty years old, and promptly won three poetry prizes. In 2018 Lieke was diagnosed with bone cancer. The months following the diagnosis she wrote The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes, which was translated into English by Sophie Collins and published by Liverpool University Press. The Opposite of a Person was longlisted for the ECI Literature Prize. Lieke currently lives in Amsterdam.