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Summer Brother – Jaap Robben in conversation with Tara Tobler

Jaap Robben is a well-loved writer in The Netherlands.  His novel Summer Brother, an honest and tender story of brotherly love, was longlisted for the International Booker Prize.

His debut, You Have Me to Love is being adapted into an English-language film.  Hear Jaap talk about his work including the novella Biography of a Fly, the life story of a fly from first moments as a larva until the deathbed, making friends and enjoying life along the way, no matter that it’s short.

Read this unusual tale as a poster project in 30 chapters with beautiful drawings by Paul Faassen at locations around Sheffield.  For an interactive map of poster sites Biography of a Fly information on this website

Tara Tobler is a writer, reviewer and the principal editor at And Other Stories.

  • tickets
  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Venue: Cadman Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP

About the author(s)

Jaap Robben (1984) is a poet, playwright, performer, and acclaimed children’s author. You Have Me to Love, his first novel for adults, has received international glowing reviews and is the winner of the 2014 Dutch Booksellers Award, the Dioraphte Prize, and the ANV Award for best Dutch debut. To date...
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16 Oct