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Jeroen Janssen

Jeroen Janssen has been a postman, teacher, driver, gardener, and library assistant and has worked with psychiatric patients. He has always had a great passion for drawing, but did not start...

Victor Schiferli

Victor Schiferli (b. 1967, the Netherlands) is a writer and poet, and international advisor for fiction at the Dutch Foundation for Literature (www.letterenfonds.nl), supporting the translation of...

Anton Valens

Anton Valens (b. 1964, the Netherlands) trained as a painter at the Rietveld Academy and the Rijksacademie. As a student he worked in home care services in Amsterdam, garnering experiences he...

Manon Uphoff

Manon Uphoff (b. 1962, the Netherlands) is a writer of short stories, novels, and essays. Her 1995 debut Begeerte (Desire) received excellent reviews and was nominated for important literary...

Maartje Wortel

Maartje Wortel was born in Eemnes, the Netherlands, in1982. She lives and works in Amsterdam, where she is a columnist for Metropolis M and also writes...

Elke Geurts

Elke Geurts (b. 1973, the Netherlands) is a novelist and short-story writer. Her 2008 debut, a collection of short stories called Het besluit van Dola Korstjens (Dola Kortstjens’ Decision)...

Esther Gerritsen

Esther Gerritsen (b. 1972) has been considered one of the promising literary talents of the Netherlands since her debut, in 2000, with the collection of short stories, Bevoorrecht...

Walter van den Berg

Walter van den Berg (b. 1970, the Netherlands) is a novelist and computer programmer who became one of the first Dutch bloggers. His style is rhythmic and to-the-point, and characterized by cool...

Mensje van Keulen

Mensje van Keulen (b. 1946, the Netherlands) is a writer of novels and short stories. Her 1972 debut, Bleekers zomer (Bleeker’s Summer), is now considered a modern Dutch literary classic....

Ton Rozeman

Ton Rozeman (1968) is a writer and the editor of the Web site KorteVerhalenSchrijven.nl. His first short-story collection, Intiemer dan seks (2002), won the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium...

Sanneke van Hassel

Sanneke van Hassel (b. 1971, the Netherlands) is the author of three collections of short stories, IJsregen (Ice Rain, 2005), Witte veder (White Feather, 2007) and Ezels (Donkeys, 2012). Her...

Thijs de Boer

Thijs de Boer (b. 1981, the Netherlands) is a writer of short stories that have been published in various literary magazines. He won the short-story contest Duizend Woorden, and his debut, the...

René Appel

René Appel (1945) was till 2003 professor of Dutch as a second language at the University of Amsterdam. In the early seventies he wrote short stories for literary magazines. In 1987 his...

Nyk de Vries

Nyk de Vries (1971) was born in Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands. He is a writer and musician. Since 2000 he has written two novels and a collection of flash...

Marc Legendre

Marc Legendre (1956) lives and works on El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, which forms the setting for Waiting for an Island. Legendre studied Applied Art and was editor of the weekly cartoon...

Cees Nooteboom

Cees Nooteboom, born in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 1933, is considered the most important contemporary Dutch writer. His literary travelogues, translated into many languages, have earned him...

Anna Enquist

Anna Enquist (b. 1945) is one of the most popular writers in the Netherlands. She trained in piano at the academy of music in The Hague and at the same time studied psychology in Leiden. When...

Astrid Roemer

Astrid Roemer was born in Paramaribo, Surinam, in 1947. She emigrated to the Netherlands in 1966, where she made her debut as a poet in 1970. She now has a considerable oeuvre to her name,...

Ronald Giphart

Ronald Giphart (1965) is the bestselling author of Ik Ook Van Jou; Giph; and Het Feest der Liefde, Philieine Zegt Sorry, de Voorsitter. A great hero for young writers in Holland, he has...

Anja Sicking

Anja Sicking studied clarinet at the Royal Conservatory for music and dance. She went on tour several times with the symphony orchestra the Ricciotti Ensemble, with which she played on the Red...

Nachoem M. Wijnberg

Nachoem M. Wijnberg is one of the Netherlands' preeminent living poets. His debut De simulatie van de schepping (The Simulation of Creation, 1989) was nominated for the Buddingh' Prize,...

Abdelkader Benali

Abdelkader Benali was born in 1975 in Ighazzazen, Morocco, and has lived in The Netherlands since 1979. He studied history in Leiden and now lives in Amsterdam. As well as Wedding by the Sea and...

Arnon Grunberg

Arnon Grunberg (b. 1971) debuted at the age of 23 with the novel Blauwe maandagen (Blue Mondays, 1994). His next two novels, Figuranten (Silent Extras, 1997) and Fantoompijn (Phantom Pain, 2000),...

Hans Faverey

Hans Faverey (1933-90) was born in Paramaribo, Surinam, and moved as a child to Amsterdam, where he lived until his death. He was a clinical psychologist, and played the harpsichord, an...

Frits Abrahams

Frits Abrahams is a daily columnist for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
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