Joost Oomen

Joost Oomen (b. 1990) is a poet, writer, performer and theatre-maker. He has published two volumes of poetry and appeared at various literary festivals in the Netherlands. His chapbook, De zon als hij valt (The Sun When It Falls), was published by Wintertuin Uitgeverij in 2016, and comes out in Italian translation with Tunué in the spring of 2021. De Volkskrant recently called him ‘the literary talent of 2021.’

The Pear Song

The Pear Song

(Querido, 2020, 256 pages)

In this fairy tale for adults, Disney World employee Gabriel falls in love with the purple Beet Queen, who was born from a pot of beet soup.

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