Merijn de Boer (1982) is a Dutch writer. He studied literature in Amsterdam and Brussels and published his first stories in literary magazines in 2009. In 2011 he published a collection of two stories and two novellas: Nestvlieders (Precocial Birds). This book has been praised by the Dutch press as highly original. It was awarded the “Lucy B. en C.W. van der Hoogt”-Prize, a prestigious prize for the best Dutch debut 2010-2011. In January 2014 his novel De Nacht (The Night) will be published. In daily life Merijn de Boer works as an editor for the famous Dutch publishing house Van Oorschot.