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Lieke Marsman

Lieke Marsman

Lieke Marsman

(The Netherlands, 1990)
Lieke Marsman debuted at the age of 20 with Wat ik mijzelf graag voorhoud (‘What I Like to Impress on Myself’), which a year later earned her the C. Buddingh’ Prize and the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt Prize. Her second book of poetry, De eerste letter (‘The First Letter’), in which the theme of existential angst plays a prominent role, came out in 2014. Her first novel, Het tegenovergestelde van een mens (‘The Opposite of a Human Being’), published in 2017, combines prose, essay and poetry and discusses one of the most important and topical issues of the moment: climate change. Her recently published collection De volgende scan duurt vijf minuten (‘The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes’) was written after she was diagnosed with cancer and deals with illness and healthcare as well as the state of contemporary Dutch politics.

Lieke Marsman is the Dutch Poet Laureate 2021-2022.

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De eerste letter, Atlas Contact, Amsterdam, 2014
De volgende scan duurt vijf minuten, Pluim, Amsterdam, 2018
Man met hoed, Atlas Contact, Amsterdam, 2020
In mijn mand, Pluim, Amsterdam, 2021

Het tegenovergestelde van een mens, Atlas Contact, Amsterdam, 2017

The following scan will last five minutes (English), translated by Sophie Collins. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2019.

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère