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Sander Kollaard

Sander Kollaard (b. 1961) has lived and worked in Sweden since 2006. He made his debut in 2012 with the short story collection, Immediate Return of Your Loved Ones, which was awarded the Lucy B. en C.W. van der Hoogtprijs. His first novel, Stage Four, was published in 2015 and was selected Book of the Month by the influential Dutch talk show, De Wereld Draait Door. The novel went on to sell over 10,000 copies.

Stadium IV

Stadium IV

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2015, 158 pagina's)

Sarie and Barend, married for more than forty years, are happily looking forward to taking a trip around Europe in a camper van. Their plans come crashing down when Sarie is unexpectedly diagnosed with metastasised ‘stage IV’ cancer. Armed with painkillers, the couple return to the Swedish island where their love began.

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From the Life of a Dog

From the Life of a Dog

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2019, 192 pagina's)

Sander Kollaard has made his mark with critically acclaimed collections of short stories and the novel, Stage Four. He writes about major life themes in a calm, balanced style, or as one critic put it: ‘Writing from the heart, but with the head, that always produces the most beautiful literature.’ His second novel is a love story and a book about humans and animals in one.

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