Esther Gerritsen (1972) is a Dutch novelist, columnist, and playwright. She made her literary debut in 2000. She is one of the most widely read and highly praised authors in the Netherlands, and makes regular appearances on radio programs and at international literary festivals, such as Litquake and Wordfest. Esther Gerritsen had the honor of writing the Dutch Book Week gift in 2016, which had a print run of 700,000 copies. In 2014 she was awarded the Frans Kellendonk Prize for her entire oeuvre. Her novel Craving was shortlisted for the Vondel Prize and was published in the US in September 2018. Roxy has sold over 20,000 copies in the Netherlands and was shortlisted for the Libris Literature Prize.
New Dutch Writing at British Library
Dutch society has long been held up as a model of political and social tolerance, but is this the real story? Bart van Es, author of Costa Prize-winning The Cut Out Girl joins bestselling novelist Herman Koch, rising stars Esther Gerritsen and Jeroen Olyslaegers, and historian Simon Schama at this special day of talks. Furthermore, Joris Luyendijk and Naema Tahir discuss Dutch society