Beumer wrote the book after she forced rest had to take after an accident on the set of her film, Loft. The director is also well known for hits such as Soof, Jackie and The Happy Housewife.
Rinske Hillen is nominated for the novel Decay and Herien Wensink is in the race with her Kleihuid. Also three Belgian authors have been nominated for the prize: Lenny Peeters, Bert Moerman and See Volders.
The vote for the audience prize are made online on the website of the fund for The Better Book that the distribution organizes. You can vote until Friday 5 October 2018, the day the prize is awarded. The Bronze Owl went in the past to Lize Spit for The Melt.