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Sayonara Stutgard

Sayonara Stutgard
Sayonara Stutgard

(Netherlands, 1988) writes poetry and short stories. She studied Dutch language and literature and lives, as she herself says, mostly in her own library, although she also regularly works in the Utrecht Library. "There is an acute shortage of topical literature that does justice to the diversity of the Netherlands. To ensure that all readers can recognize themselves, the book trade must seek out a balance of stories," she wrote in a Dutch newspaper column. She co-founded the intersectional, feminist publishing house Chaos, which strives to bring more diversity to the Dutch literary scene. She also works as an editor and completed her first translation of a picture book (De binnenkant van mij - original title Skin Again - by bell hooks, published by ROSE stories). Stutgard's work has appeared on Cipher Magazine and Samplekanon, in the magazine nY and, of course, with Chaos publishers.

(WN 2022)

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  • Winternachten 2022 – Friday Night Unlimited

    A Book to Call Home with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    Following up on the festival theme Whose House is This?, in A Book to Come Home to we asked one festival author the following question: which book brought you home? The answers could go in all directions. Perhaps the author chose a book that describes a house that feels like his/her own home, or a place where he/she wishes to live. But it could also be a book whose style of writing or manner of thinking makes the author feel at home. Or it could be the relief of finally reading a story in which the protagonist reflects his/her appearance. The program was a peek into the bookshelves as well as the soul of each author.
    Sayonara Stutgard interviewed Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

  • Winternachten 2022 – Thursday Night Unlimited

    A Book to Call Home with Sayonara Stutgard and Chris Keulemans

    Following up on the festival theme Whose House is This?, in A Book to Come Home to we asked one festival author the following question: which book brought you home? The answers could go in all directions. Perhaps the author chose a book that describes a house that feels like his/her own home, or a place where he/she wishes to live. But it could also be a book whose style of writing or manner of thinking makes the author feel at home. Or it could be the relief of finally reading a story in which the protagonist reflects his/her appearance. The program was a peek into the bookshelves as well as the soul of each author.

  • Winternachten 2022 – Friday Night Unlimited

    A Book to Call Home with Athena Farrokhzad

    Following up on the festival theme Whose House is This?, in A Book to Come Home to we asked one festival author the following question: which book brought you home? The answers could go in all directions. Perhaps the author chose a book that describes a house that feels like his/her own home, or a place where he/she wishes to live. But it could also be a book whose style of writing or manner of thinking makes the author feel at home. Or it could be the relief of finally reading a story in which the protagonist reflects his/her appearance. The program was a peek into the bookshelves as well as the soul of each author.

  • Winternachten 2022 – Thursday Night Unlimited

    A Book to Call Home with Elfie Tromp

    Following up on the festival theme Whose House is This?, in A Book to Come Home to we asked one festival author the following question: which book brought you home? The answers could go in all directions. Perhaps the author chose a book that describes a house that feels like his/her own home, or a place where he/she wishes to live. But it could also be a book whose style of writing or manner of thinking makes the author feel at home. Or it could be the relief of finally reading a story in which the protagonist reflects his/her appearance. The program was a peek into the bookshelves as well as the soul of each author.

  • Winternachten 2022 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Neverending Stories

    Book-focused talk show by ROSE Stories with Neske Beks, Sayonara Stutgard and Zawdie Sandvliet. Host: Rachida Lamrabet

    In this episode of the book-focused feminist talk show, Neverending Stories, Rachida Lamrabet talked with Neske Beks, Sayonara Stutgard and Zawdie Sandvliet about racism in Dutch society.

    We discussed how certain groups are systematically excluded, about the colonial past, and about what must change urgently. The starting point was writer Neske Beks' Echo, a collection of essays, letters and speeches that show how systematic the failure to see and hear is.

    Writer Sayonara Stutgard and historian Zawdie Sandvliet also joined the fray. Together they delved into the Echo volume and built bridges between black and white, talked about the importance of Toni Morrison's work, and let the black female voice sound loudly and clearly.

    Neverending Stories is the barrier-breaking, inclusive talk show by ROSE Stories. It's a show for a new, culturally diverse public, not just from the Netherlands but also Belgium and the Dutch Antilles. The show discusses recently published books that bring fresh perspectives to themes relevant to a super-diverse society. It focuses on the stories of bicultural writers and female writers in particular, as an answer to the very topical social-ethnic and societal need for authentic stories told from the inside that contribute to a better representation of society.

    Neverending Stories was an initiative of ROSE Stories in collaboration with deBuren, Writers Unlimited and Watershed, and was made possible with the help of Literature Flanders, the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, 21 Fund and the Dutch Literary Fund.

    Dutch spoken.