Anne-Goaitske Breteler (1996) grew up in the northernmost part of the Netherlands, at the foot of the sea dike. After her studies in Cultural Anthropology and Public History in Amsterdam, she moved back to her hometown. She won the Talent Award (2023, Het Cultuur Fonds). In 2018 her non-fiction debut ‘De traanjagers’ (about Dutch whalers) was published, and in 2020 the Frisian children’s book ‘In nuvere nacht’was presented. She writes columns and articles, gives lectures for children and adults, and creates exhibitions and podcasts. Currently, she is working on a non-fiction book about rural mental health. All her work departs from a strong interest in the stories of the countryside.