Elske van Lonkhuyzen(1984) writes touching, funny and somewhat grim stories. Elske is one of the writers of the literary agency from Literary Production House Wintertuin. Her chapbook Met de beste bedoelingen (With the Best Intentions) appeared in 2014 and consists of a selection of short stories.
With ‘Traces’ she won the Opium Story Contest 2014, organized by the Dutch broadcasting association AVRO. In 2014 Elske was Writer in Residence at a nursing home. ‘Order’ is inspired by this residency.