Tineke Van der Eecken is a Belgian-born Australian writer with a background in social sciences (criminology) and a strong interest in arts and culture. She writes poetry and creative nonfiction and has been published in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Belgium. Tineke works and writes across genres, continents and languages. Her first book, Café d’Afrique: A Personal Discovery, is based on her experience of living and working in Africa. She has a multilingual poetry collection out on CD entitled Language.