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Joyce Roodnat

Joyce Roodnat tijdens Winternachten 2005 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Joyce Roodnat tijdens Winternachten 2005 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

is a journalist and since 1980 writes for the newspaper NRC Handelsblad about her great passion: film. Since 1995 she is chief art editor of the same newspaper. In the popular feature 'Aan de wandel ' (Rambling) she describes trekking in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. Roodnat also writes literature. Her first novel 't Is zo weer nacht (It will soon be night again) was awarded the Geertjan Lubberhuizen prize and the Debutant prize in 2002. In 1995 she published De bergrede in het licht van de vedantaleer (The sermon on the mount seen from out the vedanta principles), about the most important Hinduistic beliefs and philosophy. This year her second novel was published, entitled Sterrenschot, which is loosely based on historical fragments of the family of her husband Erik van Zuylen.

(WIN 2003)

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  • Winternachten 2006 – WINTERNACHT 2

    Long live satirical poetry

    Een Antwerpse Mis-pop
    Een Swijn van den Bisschop
    Derft hier komen raesen
    En gnurcken, en knorren
    En schelden, en morren
    En kijven, en kauten
    Met Rijmen vol fauten

    This is how the poet W.G. Foquenbroch once wrote about an Antwerp bishop. The satirical poem has become less popular over the years. However, this is unfortunate, because the Dutch character lends itself very much to satire. Five poets each wrote a satirical poem on the Dutch character: Maria Barnas, Frank Koenegracht, Gerrit Komrij, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer and Hans Verhagen. They breath new life into this literary tradition. Chaired by Joyce Roodnat. Dutch spoken.

  • Winternachten 2005 – WINTERNACHT 1

    The house of the people - on the threshold between East and West

    The Turkish writer Elif Shafak and her Dutch colleague Vonne van der Meer create in their novels a world based on human relationships, where coincidence brings characters together or uproots their lives. Chaired by Joyce Roodnat, the two novelists discuss humanity in Turkish and Dutch society. Elif Shafak opens the programme with her essay on Turkey on the threshold between East and West, written for Winternachten.
    English spoken

  • Winternachten 2004 – WINTERNACHT 2

    The clones of god

    Forty years ago the famous words 'I had a dream' made a lot of impression. Nowadays, if we are to believe the advertisements, the question 'beer?' appeals more to the imagination. Who makes what is bent straight asked Ecclesiastes and we with him. Writers Khalid Boudou and Gerrit Komrij - now as clones of god - exchange letters to one another on the question of what a future world should look like. An exchange of letters on stage. Directed by Carel Alphenaar.