12 Oct 19
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Esther performs at The British Library

New Dutch Writing highlights the best contemporary literature from the Netherlands. Join us for this special event with Dutch and UK authors in conversation across politics, fiction and culture.

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27 Sep 19
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Instinct opens Netherlands Film Festival 2019

The 39th edition of the Netherlands Film Festival opens on Friday the 27th of September with Instinct, Halina Reijn’s directorial debut starring Carice van Houten and Marwan Kenzari.

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3 Sep 19
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Netherlands selects ‘Instinct’ as their Oscar nominee

The Netherlands has picked Halina Reijn’s dark psychological thriller Instinct to be its contender for the 2020 Oscars in the international feature film category.

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17 Aug 19
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‘Instinct’ wins Variety Award at Locarno Film Festival

Today the Locarno International Film Festival has announced that INSTINCT, the debut film of Halina Reijn, has won the Variety Piazza Grande Award.

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1 May 19
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Lecture by Esther Gerritsen in Deventer

Lecture by Esther Gerritsen in Deventer

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9 Apr 19
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Esther signs contract for new novel
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29 Mar 19
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An evening with Esther in the Utrecht Library
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25 Mar 19
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I was the idiot who did what she wanted | Trouw

In the series ‘ten commandments’, Arjan Visser interviews well-known and less well-known Dutch people on the basis of the Biblical ten commandments about their lives, worldview and religion. This week: Esther Gerritsen.

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23 Mar 19
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Esther performing with Tommy Wieringa at Kasteel van Rhoon

The book week starts in Rhoon with the Readers Festival. For this 84th edition Tommy Wieringa and Esther Gerritsen are coming to the Castle of Rhoon on Saturday 23 March. 

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18 Mar 19
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‘De Trooster’ nominated for the Libris Award
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28 Feb 19
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Esther Gerritsen at the Literary Cafe, Schiedam
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9 Nov 18
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Esther quits weekly column at Volkskrant
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9 Nov 18
reviews
In These Novels, Women With Cancer Decide to Ditch the People-Pleasing | New York Times

In “Craving,” written by the Dutch novelist Esther Gerritsen and translated by Michele Hutchison, Elisabeth de Wit reveals her illness to her daughter, Coco, “at the wrong time, in the wrong place, in the wrong clothes.”

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9 Mar 18
reviews
An angel in unexpected shape | NRC

A fallen politician, a guest in a monastery, leads to excitement and a profound novel. Read the NRC book review of The Comforter novel.

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9 Mar 18
news
A mania is so delicious. You can do everything | NRC

In her new novel, De trooster , Esther Gerritsen writes about the will to be good and the attraction of people who do bad things. “It is calmer to think that you are full of petty feelings.”

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7 Mar 16
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“When I write I don’t know how the book ends” | Volkskrant

Esther Gerritsen sees connections and stories everywhere. Is the packaging of the same pedal bin on the doorstep of two neighbours garbage?

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14 Apr 15
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Esther Gerritsen writes Book Week Gift 2016

Esther Gerritsen is writing next year’s Book Week gift. The CPNB foundation announced this today. Gerritsen is the first female Book Week author since 2002, when Anna Enquist was allowed to write the annual gift.

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31 Oct 14
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“My underpants can be five times as expensive as my jacket” | Volkskrant

Her novel Roxy was praised and her screenplay from the film Nena nominated for a Golden Calf. Esther Gerritsen: “I have to sleep a lot, watch TV, relax.”

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