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Vrouwkje Tuinman

Vrouwkje Tuinman - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Vrouwkje Tuinman - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(Den Bosch, 1974) studied general literature and music and has been a freelance journalist and reviewer since 1997. She made her debut in 2004 with the volume of poetry Vitrine (Display Case). Followed in 2005 by her novel Grote acht (Big Eight). She organizes literary events, writes columns, publishes anthologies and performs regularly at festivals and literary evenings. Vrouwkje Tuinman won the Hollands Maandblad poetry scholarship 2003-2004 andwasnominated for the Libra Prize and the Debutantenprijs. Right now she is working on short stories and at a new volume of poetry, Reception (Receptie), which will appear in January 2007. She is a columnist for Zone030 and the talkshow Cafe Z, teaches creative writing (both prose and poetry) among others in the Trouw writing course 'Write!', at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and the Hogeschool Utrecht.

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  • Winternachten 2007 – WINTERNACHT 2

    Young poets - part 1

    'It is our explicit wish to remain anonymous', wrote poet Alfred Schaffer in his last anthology, Schuim (Foam). Nevertheless he and five other poets from the young generation read from their work. In this first part: Alfred Schaffer, made his debut in 2001 with the anthology Zijn opkomst in de voorstad (His Rise in the Suburb). He studied and worked in Cape Town, the city of poet Rustum Kozain. Kozains debut, This Charting Life, appeared in 2005. He did research into English South African poetry from the 1970s. The first book of poetry by Vrouwkje Tuinman, entitled Vitrine (Display Case), appeared in 2004. She read from her new collection De receptie (The Reception). Poet Tsead Bruinja introduced the poets and talked to them. The conversation was in English, there was a simultaneous projection in English of the Dutch poems.