Public event with Niña Weijers, UCL Dutch Writer in Residence 2020

20 November 2020, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Public event with Niña Weijers

Join us for a public event with this year's Dutch Writer in Residence at SELCS, the celebrated author Niña Weijers! This event will take place at 4pm (UK time) on Friday 20 November 2020.

Event Information

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Ulrich Tiedau

Niña will be also be working with our students in the Dutch literature classes, as well as offer a creative writing workshop for finalists.

With generous support by the Nederlandse Letterenfonds and the Nederlandse Taalunie.

About the Speaker

Niña Weijers

Niña Weijers (Nijmegen, 1987) studied literary theory in Amsterdam and Dublin. She published short stories, essays and articles in various literary magazines, such as Das Magazin, De Gids and De Revisor. In 2010 she won the writing competition Write Now! She's a regular contributor to the weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, and an editor of De Gids. Her debut novel The consequences (De consequenties) was published in May 2014. It won the Anton Wachter Prize 2014 for best first novel, the Opzij Prize, the Lucy B. & C.W. van der Hoogt Prize, and was shortlisted for the Libris Prize and the Gouden Boekenuil, the two most important Dutch and Flemish literary awards. So far, it sold over 25.000 copies. and has been translated into English/American (Doppelhouse Press), French (Actes Sud), German (Suhrkamp) and Czech (Kniha Zhlin).

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