Dutch writers at Gothenburg Bookfair (26 - 29/09)

The Netherlands Embassy works together with other Embassies and cultural institutes. Within the network of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), writers from Europe are presented to the Swedish audience at the Gothenburg Bookfair (26 - 29 September 2019). In cooperation with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, 4 Dutch writers have been selected to be presented at the EUNIC stand and in seminars.

EUNIC Café Europa (C02:01)

Stefan Buijsman

Stefan Buijsman (b. 1995) graduated with a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Leiden at 18 years of age, after which he left for Sweden to pursue a Ph.D. He completed the four-year doctorate program within a year and a half, making him one of the youngest Ph.D.s ever. At present, he is studying the philosophy of mathematics as a post-doctoral researcher. Together with Govrien Oldenburger, he wrote the children’s book The Counting Kingdom.

His book "Pluses and Minuses" has been translated to Swedish (Siffrorna i våra liv, Natur och Kultur).

Friday 27 September 2019

13.30 – 14.00; C02:01: Author presentation https://bokmassan.se/programs/author-presentation-stefan-buijsman/

15.30 – 15.45; B03:22: Mathematics and the world around us: https://bokmassan.se/programs/siffrorna-i-vara-liv/

Saturday 28 September 2019

13.00 – 13.45; F4: How to understand our daily life through simple mathematics: https://bokmassan.se/programs/hur-kan-vi-forsta-vardagen-genom-simpel-matematik/

14.30 – 15.00; B04:40: Meeting with mathematician David Sumpter: https://bokmassan.se/programs/matematikermote/

Stefan Buijsman

Eva Meijer

Eva Meijer (b. 1980) is an author, philosopher and singer-songwriter. Her debut novel, Het schuwste dier (2011, The Shyest Animal), was warmly received, as was her second novel Dagpauwoog (2013, Adventures in Animal Activism). She went on to study animal communication, publishing her findings in Animal Languages, which was translated into nine languages. Rights to her novel The Bird Cottage were sold in seven different territories and it was awarded the BNG Bank Literature Prize. For her doctoral thesis in philosophy, Political Animal Voices, Meijer received the Praemium Erasmianum Dissertation Prize.

Thursday 26 September 2019

16.00 – 16.45; R2: Listen to the animals https://bokmassan.se/programs/lyssna-pa-djuren/

Friday 27 September 2019

12.00 – 12.45; R2: Climate change in Literature https://bokmassan.se/programs/klimatforandringarna-i-litteraturen/

16.30 – 16.50; C02:01: Languange and the environment https://bokmassan.se/programs/dialogue-language-and-the-environment/

17.00 – 17.30; C02:01: Meet & greet: https://bokmassan.se/programs/author-presentation-eva-meijer/

Saturday 28 September 2019

17.30 – 17.45; Forskartorget, B-Hallen: Animal languages: https://bokmassan.se/programs/djurens-sprak/

Eva Meijer

Miek Zwamborn

Miek Zwamborn is an author, translator and artist. Her practice often delves into archival collections, drawing on the suggestive possibility of historical materials, letters, texts, objects and artefacts in order to create semi-factual narratives. Through installations, performances, books and photography, Zwamborn imbues her source material with a rigorous sense of subjective and the speculative. In this way, her work not only traces the lives of her subjects but her own experiences as a researcher and writer. Each work claims its own place within the story, becoming an indispensable branch of the greater rhizome. 

Zwamborn has published the novels Oploper (2000, Meulenhoff) and Vallend Hout (2004, Meulenhoff), the poetry book Het krieken van sepia (2008, Slibreeks), De duimsprong (2013, Van Oorschot) and seaweed anthology Wieren (2018, Van Oorschot).

Friday 27 September 2019

12.15 – 13.00; R17-18: Meeting with Bart Moeyaert, Two countries one language: https://bokmassan.se/programs/moeyaert-och-zwamborn-tva-lander-ett-sprak/

15.00 – 16.00; R17-18: Meeting of writers:  https://bokmassan.se/programs/cartarescu-nyberg-gardfeldt-zwamborn/

Saturday 28 September 2019

11.30 – 12.00; C02:01: Author presentation:  https://bokmassan.se/programs/author-presentation-miek-zwamborn/

16.00 – 16.20; Biblioteksscenen, D-Hallen: When science replaces love: https://bokmassan.se/programs/nar-vetenskapen-ersatter-karleken/

Miek Zwamborn

Fouad Laroui

Fouad Laroui is a economist and writer born in 1958 in Oujda, Morocco. He lives and works in the Netherlands. Over the past twenty years, Laroui has been consistently building an oeuvre centered around universally contemporary themes: identity in a globalized world, dialogue/confrontation between cultures, and the individual vs. the group.

Sunday 29 September 2019

11.00 – 11.45; R2: What do we have in common? https://bokmassan.se/programs/vad-har-vi-gemensamt/

13.00 – 13.30; C02:01: Author presentation: https://bokmassan.se/programs/author-presentation-fouad-laroui/

Fouad Laroui