Eva Meijer (1980) is an artist, singer-song-writer, author and philosopher. Her debut novel, Het schuwste dier (2011, The Shyest Animal), was warmly received, as was her second novel Dagpauwoog(2013, Adventures in Animal Activism). She went on to study communication between animals, publishing her findings in Dierentalen (2016, Animal Languages). Het vogelhuis (The Bird Cottage) was awarded the BNG Bank Literature Prize by the readers’ panel. Meijer is currently completing her doctoral thesis in philosophy, called Political Animal Voices, at the University of Amsterdam.