Emy Koopman

Emy Koopman (b. 1985) is a Dutch writer, journalist and presenter. She has written for De Groene Amsterdammer, de Volkskrant, de Correspondent and hard//hoofd. In 2016 she made her debut with the novel Orewoet, which was nominated for the Bronze Owl. Het Boek van Alle Angsten (The Book of All Fears) followed in 2020.

Signs from the Universe

Signs from the Universe

Account of an Obsession

(Prometheus, 2022, 384 pages)

While recording a documentary series in Canada, Emy and her Quebecois fixer find themselves sharing a hotel room during a heavy snowstorm. They’re attracted to each other but hold back as they both have partners. Nevertheless, when they decide to keep in touch from their respective countries, they soon become ensnared in an emotional affair that spirals out of control, forcing Emy to confront her relationship with love and desire.

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