Writers Unlimited, 28 November: Manon Uphoff interviewed by Filemon Wesselink
Writer Manon Uphoff will be a guest at Writers Unlimited on Thursday 28 November. She talks about her controversial book Vallen is als vliegen (Falling is like flying), a novel about sexual violence in a family, partly based on her own experiences. Interview: Filemon Wesselink. Dutch spoken. Please buy online tickets here.
Manon Uphoff made her debut in 1995 with the short-story collection Begeerte (Desire). She grew up in a family with thirteen children living in one upstairs apartment. Nearly all of the children had "boundary issues." The death of a little brother was a shadow that hung over the family. Her youth experiences play an important role in her first novel Gemis (Lack, 1997), and in Koudvuur (Gangrene, 2005). Hoe te lezen (How to Read) was published in 2010, a book about the intentions of writes and literature. Her novel De Spelers (The Players) was nominated for the feminist magazine Opzij's Literature Prize in 2010. Her latest book Vallen is als vliegen (Falling Is Like Flying) is an oppressive novel about sexual violence in a family and partly based on her own experiences.