Hendrik Groen

Hendrik Groen’s diary The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/4 Years old (2014) was an enormous success: foreign rights were sold to more than 35 countries, a television series was produced, it was adapted into a play and it received the NS Public Prize 2016. His second diary, As Long as There is Life, has been a bestseller since its publication. His diaries have sold over half a million copies in the Netherlands and Flanders. His novel Live and Let Live was published in June 2018 and immediately rose to first place in the bestsellerlist. Hendrik Groen is a pseudonym.

Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live

(J.M. Meulenhoff, 2018, 228 pages)

After two successful novels about the life of an elderly man in a retirement home (Attempts to Make Something of Life and As Long as There is Life have been translated into more than 35 languages), Hendrik Groen has recently published a novel about a man in his fifties whose life leaves much to be desired: a failed marriage, no children, stuck in traffic every day to get to his boring job.

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