Marjolijn van Heemstra

Poet, novelist, and playwright Marjolijn van Heemstra (b. 1981) holds a master’s degree in religion. Her first poetry collection, 'If Moses Had Gone On Questioning' (2009) won the Jo Peters Poetry Prize. She debuted as a novelist with 'The Last of the Aedemas' (2012).

Photo: Frank Ruiter

She has been fascinated by space and space travel for years. Since 2019, she has been covering Space in all its facets for online journalism platform De Correspondent. She was previously a columnist for the Dutch newspaper Trouw for many years. Her novel In Search of a Name (2017) was nominated for the Libris Literature Prize, was awarded the BNG Bank Literature Prize, and has been published in eight languages.

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