Charlotte Mutsaers was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1942. She became a painter and writer. Her work was awarded the Jan Greshoffprize in 1991, and the Jacobus van Looijprize, Busken Huetprize and the Constantijn Huygensprize in 2000. She has made one comic book, titled 'Mijnheer Donselaer zoekt een Vrouw' ('Mister Donselaer seeks a Wife') in 1986. In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious P.C. Hooftprijs for her literary oeuvre.