Author

Yolanda Entius

Yolanda Entius (b. 1961) studied history and worked in the theatre for many years as an actress and director. She debuted in 2005 with the novel Rakelings (Narrowly), which was awarded the Selexyz Debut Award. Her novel Het kabinet van de familie Staal (The Cabinet of the Staal Family, 2011) was longlisted for the AKO Literature Prize and shortlisted for the Opzij Literature Prize.

The Cabinet of the Staal Family

The Cabinet of the Staal Family

(Cossee, 2011, 222 pages)

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This famous quote from Anna Karenina appears on one of the first pages of this novel, already indicating that, in Het kabinet van de familie Staal, as in Yolanda Entius’s previous three novels, not everything in the garden is rosy. But just like all three predecessors, this book never becomes sentimental and the story maintains a great pace.

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Abdul and Akil

Abdul and Akil

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2017, 158 pages)

It is the summer of 1978. With the world at their feet, Nola, Doris and Gaby head off on holiday together: three 17-year-old girls in search of a sun-drenched paradise. André, a devil-may-care character they bump into on the way to the campsite, is more than willing to be their guide. On the banks of a river in France the world seems sultry, free and innocent. Until romance blossoms between André and Gaby and they decide to spend the rest of the summer together picking grapes. Nola and Doris go their own way and arrange to meet up with the two lovers later.

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Website

http://www.yolandaentius.nl