Roel Janssen is a Dutch financial journalist and writer of fiction and non-fiction. For over thirty years he wrote for NRC Handelsblad, a leading Dutch daily newspaper, covering economic and financial affairs, fiscal policies and the euro.
Prior to his work as editor of international economic affairs in 1983, he was based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the South American Correspondent of NRC Handelsblad.
Janssen has written several books on economic issues, including a book published with the former president of the Dutch Central Bank, Nout Wellink. In 1997, Janssen's first financial thriller was published, which dealt with speculation on the eve of the introduction of the euro. Two years later, he published a thriller on counterfeits of euro bank notes.
In 2007, he won the ‘Dutch National Prize for Best Mystery Book of the Year’ for ‘Golden Noose’, a thriller on money laundering.