Igor Daems lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. He is a blogger for www.spottedbylocals.com and for the city of Antwerp. He is working on his first novel, a story about pilgrimage, butter and love, to be published in 2013. His literary influences include Paul Auster, Jonathan Safran Foer and Jonathan Coe. From nine to five he is the content manager for Antwerp Tourism & Convention. Before and after work, he reads, bikes, runs and listens to music. He is dedicated to sharing his passion for Belgian music with the rest of the world.