Floor Haakman

Floor Haakman (b. 1973, The Netherlands) debuted at a young age in reputable literary magazines such as Tirade and De Revisor. In 1992, she won the Rabobank Spring Prize for her short stories. Oneetbaar brood (2000) marks her official debut.

Inedible Bread

Inedible Bread

(Prometheus, 2001, 184 pages)

Oneetbaar brood (Inedible Bread) is Floor Haakman’s surprising debut, praised quite rightly by the critics. The accolades are mostly for the subtle way in which Haakman has managed to make a philosophical book thrilling. The main character is the philosopher, Nadar, who, in response to his boring everyday life becomes increasingly ensnared in his own imagination.

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