Let’s connect our global literary community in a time of closed borders. Hear authors read from their works, discuss the current situation in their countries, and talk about what books mean to them during Covid-19. With Esther Gerritsen, Adeline Dieudonné, Pierre Jarawan, Sisonke Msimang and Amin Maalouf.
“Roxy’s story is [stark and manic], as her road trip of self-discovery spirals down into ever darker, more violent behavior before emerging into a degree of realization.” – Kirkus Reviews
Esther is one of three novelists to win the first ‘Peter van Straaten’ Psychology Award initiated by Leiden University. The award is intended for Dutch writers who shed an illuminating light on psychological problems and disorders through their novels.
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.
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.
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.
Today the Locarno International Film Festival has announced that INSTINCT, the debut film of Halina Reijn, has won the Variety Piazza Grande Award.
Lecture by Esther Gerritsen in Deventer
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.
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.
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.”
A fallen politician, a guest in a monastery, leads to excitement and a profound novel. Read the NRC book review of The Comforter novel.
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.”
Esther Gerritsen sees connections and stories everywhere. Is the packaging of the same pedal bin on the doorstep of two neighbours garbage?
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.
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.”