Mirthe van Doornik

In 2016 Mirthe van Doornik (b. 1982) won the Scheltema Writers’ Academy winning talent award and the jury prize in the NPO writer’s competition.

Other People’s Mothers

Other People’s Mothers

(Prometheus, 2018, 288 pages)

In Other People’s Mothers, Mirthe van Doornik tells the story of two sisters, Kine and Nico, left to fend for themselves by their mother and their absent father. Van Doornik’s gripping debut spans the period from 1997 to 2014, with a narrative perspective that alternates between the two girls.

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