Mariken Heitman

Mariken Heitman

Mariken Heitman (b. 1983) writes novels, short stories and columns. After obtaining a degree in biology, she worked as a gardener and as a teacher at an agricultural high school.

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Her literary debut, De wateraap (The Water Monkey), came out in January 2019; it was nominated for the Jan Wolkers Prize and the Bronze Owl, and shortlisted for the Anton Wachter Prize. Her second novel, Worm Moon (2021), which brings together her knowledge of biology, her social activism and her love of literature, won her the prestigious Libris Literature Prize.

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