Dutch author Tommy Wieringa writer in residence at NIAS

6 September 2021 - 31 January 2022

Dutch author Tommy Wieringa currently works as writer in residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Amsterdam. He has been selected as writer in residence on the basis of his (research)proposal and publishers’ recommendation by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and NIAS.

Tommy Wieringa (b. Goor, the Netherlands, 1967) will work on a new novel at NIAS, which will be set against the background of a century; publication is expected in the fall of 2023 at De Bezige Bij publishers. Tommy Wieringa is the author of bestselling novels such as Joe Speedboat, Little Ceasar (shortlist International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and These Are the Names. His work received numerous important literary prizes in the Netherlands, and has been translated into 25 languages. Recent English translations include the novels The Blessed Rita (Scribe, 2020) and The Death of Murat Idrissi, which was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2019. Wieringa also writes essays and columns for prominent Dutch newspapers, including de Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad.

Writer in residence programme NIAS-KNAW and Dutch Foundation for Literature

The programme is part of a longstanding collaboration between the Dutch Foundation for Literature and NIAS, which offers an intellectual haven to scholars, artists, journalists and writers alike. Each year it proves to provide a fruitful and inspiring environment for interdisciplinary collaborations. Previous writers in residence include among others Dato Turashvili, Hagar Peeters, Ghayath Almadhoun, Lieve Joris, David Mitchell and David van Reybrouck.

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