Jannah Loontjens (author, the Netherlands)
Jannah Loontjens is a writer of prose, poetry and essays. She has published four volumes of poetry, of which the latest is That’s You, Isn’t It (2013). Her novel Lots of Luck, about her childhood in Sweden, was publishedin 2007, followed by the novel What Time Actually (2011). In 2014 her novel Or Maybe Not appeared, a portrait of contemporary life in Amsterdam. For the University of Amsterdam she wrote a dissertation on the representation of modernist literature in popular culture, resulting in a book of essays on writing and reading, titled My Life is Better than Literature (2013). She teaches philosophy and literature at ArtEZ. This year her newest non-fiction book will appear, in which she explores how her itinerary in philosophical thought was influenced by personal experiences.