Maurits de Bruijn (1984) is a Dutch novelist and essayist. His main themes include identity politics, queer culture and emancipation. Broer (Brother), his first novel was met with praise from both critics and readers. It was a subtle and poetic telling of the dissapearance of his eldest brother. Maurits’ second novel was published in 2016. It was a departure from the more autobiographic Broer as it told the story of a Moroccan family who welcomed a Western orphan into their home. Maurits regularly writes essays and opinion pieces for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.