Joke J. Hermsen
The writer Joke J. Hermsen (b. 1961) is one of the most prominent Dutch philosophers of her generation. She has a particular interest in time, memory and art, and has written extensively about the philosophy of Hannah Arendt, Ernst Bloch and Lou Andreas Salomé. Her award-wining essay collection Time On Our Side, published in 2011, sold more than 50,000 copies. Hermsen broke through to a broad readership with the novel De profielschets (The Profile, 2004). Her fourth novel, So It’s Love (2008), was nominated for the Libris Literature Prize and won the Halewijn Prize.