Karin Amatmoekrim (1976) is a PhD-researcher and author of multiple novels, essays and short-stories. Her debut novel Het Knipperleven received much praise for its unreserved approach to death and loneliness. Amatmoekrim continued to publish well-received novels such as Titus (2009), which centralises the struggle between order and chaos and asks if humans are ever able to save themselves. Titus won the Black Magic Woman Literature Prize. Amatmoekrim explores cosmopolitanism and notions of home and identity. Her multiple cultural and ancestral identity (Indonesian, Chinese, African and Native American) allows her to see her position her work as embodying universal, human themes. Her chapbook Reconstruction, translated by Sarah Timmer-Harvey, ranges from the speculative to the radical in five short stories and offers a haunting take on our multicultural world.
Verzet: New Dutch Writing Chapbooks Launch
In partnership with Strangers Press and the National Centre for Writing
Join us for the launch of VERZET, a collection of beautifully designed chapbooks published by Strangers Press, showcasing the translated work of eight of the most exciting young writers working in the Netherlands today. The chapbooks encompass an impressive array of award winners and nominees including Jamal Ouarichi, Karin Amatmoekrim, and Sanneke van Hassel, as well as newer voices all long overdue or dearly deserving of English language translations.
The Dutch Riveter
The Dutch Riveter launches with a literary cabaret of readings, discussion, live drawing and music in partnership with The British Library.