NRC Reading Club Live: Youp van 't Hek
CANCELLED DUE TO SICKNESS
In the NRC Reading Club Live, Youp van 't Hek reviews with you one of his favourite books: the hilariously melancholic novel Us (2015) by British author and film- and TV-scriptwriter David Nicholls.
In Us, we meet a man who is told by his wife that it's high time to divorce; now that their son has flown the coop, their parental job is over. The man decides that the already planned family vacation will be the trip to save their relationship.
The NRC Reading Club is an exclusive, recurrent Saturday afternoon event of The Hague's Winternachten international literature festival. One of the NRC editors, columnists or essayists discusses a favourite book with the public, introduced by Michel Krielaars, head of the newspaper's books section.
In previous editions of the NRC Reading Club, Louise O. Fresco discussed the Dutch Indies novel De tienduizend dingen (Ten-Thousand Things) by Maria Dermoût and Bas Heijne talked with the public about Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary.