J.S. Margot (b. 1967) is a journalist and freelance writer based in Antwerp. An award-winning contributor to leading national newspapers De Standaard and De Morgen, she has also written five novels and lectures regularly in both the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2017 she was awarded the E. du Perronprijs for Mazel Tov, which was also highly acclaimed in the Dutch and Belgian press, where it was named The Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 by de Standaard. Mazel Tov has been translated into German, French, Polish, Czech and most recently Hungarian. It also won the Best Book Award in Poland. It is her first book to be translated into English.