This is Tommy Wieringa (1967), a dutch writer who had a lecture in Almere last week.
In the Netherlands the "Boekenweek) (book week) is an anual "week" of ten days dedicated to Dutch literature. It is held in March since 1932. Each Boekenweek has a theme. The beginning of the Boekenweek is marked by the Boekenbal (book ball), a gathering that is attented by writers and publishers. Events are held across the country during this week, such as book signing sessions, literary festivals and debates.
A well-known writer, usually Dutch or Flemish, is asked to write a book, usually a novella, called the "Book week gift". This Book gift is given by book shops upon the purchase of books in the Dutch language.
This is the book gift of this year and you see the name of the writer in the first picture as well. The title is "A beautiful young woman" and is about a mariage of an eldery man with a young woman.
With this book it is possible to travel for free with the train on the last sunday of the book week. No ticket is needed, you only have to show your booklet. We have done that several times and it is a great succes.
I had my booklet signed by the author!