Author

Lieke Marsman

Lieke Marsman (b. 1990) is one of the leading young talents in Dutch literature. Her unique style combines prose, poetry and essay genres. After her acclaimed debut poetry collection in 2010, she was considered a prodigy by many. Her first novel, The Opposite of a Human Being, published in 2017, was nominated for the ECI Literature Prize. It is an engaged, hybrid book in which essay and poetry are interwoven to highlight the problems of climate change.

I’ve begun breathing again

(Atlas Contact, )

After her acclaimed debut collection in 2010, the young poet Lieke Marsman was considered a prodigy by many. Three important literary prizes and four years later, she confirmed her reputation with her next book of poems, The First Letter.

Read more
The Opposite of a Person

The Opposite of a Person

(Atlas Contact, 2017, 176 pages)

One of the most persistent criticisms of contemporary writers, particularly the latest generation, is also the most inaccurate: that they are a bunch of navel-gazers. True, the work of young authors is often deeply rooted in personal experience, but they are equally concerned with exploring how the individual relates to the complexity of the modern world. The most fascinating book on this very subject has been published: the bold and original debut by celebrated poet Lieke Marsman.

Read more
The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes

The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes

On the Meaning and Consequences of Illness in our Society

(Pluim, 2018, 64 pages)

In The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes Lieke Marsman investigates through ten poems and an essay how a sick body relates to a sick world. ‘My little cancer book’ Marsman called it on Twitter.

Read more