Annette writes in English and Dutch and is half-Belgian, half-Dutch. Brought up in Belgium in the countryside on the linguistic border between French and Flemish, she is currently living partly in Belgium, partly in Paris. She did her PhD in Psychology in the UK and has written academic texts about education, politics, culture and dialogue. She graduated from Oxford University with a Masters degree in Creative Writing. While at Oxford, she also wrote and performed pieces in comedy programmes on student radio. She is currently completing a new novel.