Bas van der Veen was born on the fourth of May, 1986. He spent the first 18 years of his life in , a town of fishermen and harbor workers. After graduation from highschool, he moved to to study sociology and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. There, he lived between students and city dwellers until 2007, when he moved again, this time to ‘media town’ Bas obtained a BA in ’08, a BS in ’10, and his MA and MSc in 2014. Writing has always been one of his hobby’s: in 2007 one of his short stories was published in a Dutch science fiction compilation about the near future.