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Wytske Versteeg

Wytske Versteeg - foto Eline Spek
Wytske Versteeg - foto Eline Spek

(1983) published the novels Grime, Quarantaine, Boy, De Wezenlozen and the non-fiction study Dit is geen dakloze (This is Not a Homeless Person). She graduated cum laude in 2005 as political scientist and is currently connected to the Urban Futures Studio, University of Utrecht. NRC wrote about Quarantaine: "With her third novel Wytske Versteeg proves she is one of the best authors of her generation regarding composition, subtlety, expressiveness and certainly style." Boy won the BNG Literatuurprijs; De Wezenlozen (2012) won the VrouwDebuutprijs and was longlisted for the AKO Literatuurprijs. Versteeg published in, among others newspaper NRC Handelsblad and magazines Vrij Nederland, De Correspondent and Opzij. Her works were translated in six languages.

(WN 2019)

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  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Myths as Identity Arena

    Old myths about the origins of peoples and about the roots of cultures and conflicts continue to influence us in how we relate to the other and to the here and now. Indian mythologist Arshia Sattar, Ugandan novelist Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and writer and poet Maarten van der Graaff discussed myths as identity arena. Political scientist and writer Wytske Versteeg lead the conversation. Poet Rodaan Al Galidi concluded the programme with a recitation of his own work.