Lia Tilon (1965) studied at the Dance Academy, worked in a penitentiary institution and as a communication advisor. At the moment is a writer and communication trainer. Her highly praised debut Houses of Paper (2002) and Soul Hound is her first novel for Cossee Publishers.
For her second novel The Archivist of the World, she did a residency in the Instituut Néerlandais in Paris to research the life of Albert Kahn after seeing the BBC documentary The Man That Wanted to Photograph the World. She got her hands on the diary of his driver, which was to form the basis of The Archivist of the World. Recently, Tilon debuted with a short story in the literary magazine De Gids.