Yelena Schmitz (1996) is a writer, theatre writer and audio maker. She graduated from an MFA at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp. In 2017 she won the Nieuwe Types Prize for best work graduating from a Dutch-language writing program. Her work was awarded the Korte Golf Radio Prize and the Deus Ex Machina Prize. She is currently working on a debut novel for children that will be published in October 2021.