H. M. van den Brink lives in Holland. Born in 1956, he is editor in chief of VPRO, Holland’s premier television network. In 1993, he published a novel entitled De Vooruitgang (The Progress). He has also written widely about the culture of the Netherlands and the United States and about bullfighting. His latest book, Hart van Glas (Heart of Glass), was a dazzling novel of an erotic obsession in present-day Holland.