Stan Lauryssens is the author of Dali & I: The Surreal Story. He was an art dealer specialising in works by Salvador Dali for over a decade. After spending time in prison for the sale of bogus Dalis, he turned to writing crime fiction. He won Belgium's Hercule Poirot Award in 2002 for best crime fiction of the year. He divides his time between Antwerp and London.