Nina Polak

Nina Polak (b. 1986) studied Literature and Cultural Analysis in Amsterdam and New York. She made her debut in 2014 with 'We zullen niet te pletter slaan' (We Won’t Be Smashed to Pieces), which was nominated for the Anton de Wachter Prize, the ANV Debut Prize and the Opzij Literature Prize.

Photo: Nina Schollaardt

It was followed in 2018 by Gebrek is een groot woord (Lack Is a Big Word), which earned the BNG Bank Literature Prize and the Inktaap (‘Ink Monkey’) youth literature award and which is to be translated into German. Outer Life, her third novel, won the BruutTAAL Rainbow Book Prize for LGBTQ writing. Outer Life (2022) is a witty, suspenseful novel about the demise of a relationship between two women living in the countryside.

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