Ellen de Bruin
is a writer and a science editor at NRC Handelsbald and nrc.next. She was awarded the Anton Wachter Prize, a bi-yearly award for the best literary debut, for her Onder het ijs (2018). In this novel, about a young climate researcher on a ship in the Artic region, De Bruin combines for the first time her knowledge of the scientific world and her lighthearted, humoristic style of writing with her playful fantasy. Earlier, Ellen de Bruin published three non fiction books: Vergaderen? Niet doen! (Meeting? Don't do it! 2014), Onsterfelijkheid voor beginners (Immortality for beginners, 2009) en Dutch women don't get depressed (2007).(WN 2019)
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THIS PROGRAMME WAS SOLD OUT - Every Sunday morning, the topicality of history is the focus of one of the most popular radio programs in the Netherlands. Sunday morning 20 January 2019 OVT was broadcast, as usual, live from Winternachten festival in Theater aan het Spui.
Guests included writers from the Winternachten Festival, such as Nelleke Noordervliet, the Flemish culture historian David Van Reybrouck, and writers Ellen de Bruin and Asis Aynan. Writer Abdelkader Benali read his column and Wim Berkelaar reviewed newly published history books. Conny Braam discussed the book she wrote on the 19th century Namibian freedom-fighter Hendrik Witbooi. A decendent of Hendrik is the African writer and spoken word artist HemelBesem, who performed in the programme as well. Hosts: Paul van der Gaag and Jos Palm. Program in Dutch.