Writer Tobi Lakmaker is interviewed in the sixth episode of Kopje Koffie, the German book podcast on literature from the Low Countries. With Bettina Baltschev he talks about his first novel De geschiedenis van mijn seksualiteit (Das Mag), which has recently been translated by Christina Brunnenkamp for Piper Verlag under the title Die Geschichte meiner Sexualität.
The History of my Sexuality
Sofie, a young Amsterdam woman, talks about her chaotic life, which is dominated by her search for her sexuality and identity. The result is a fresh and funny story of the space between femininity and masculinity.
In conversation with Baltschev, Lakmaker talks about his job as a pizza baker, and his relationships with both men and women. The two also talk about literature, philosophy and football. In addition, the death of Lakmaker’s mother is discussed. She was buried on his 25th birthday, which for him meant a farewell and a new beginning in one.
Lakmakers book has also been translated into English, Bulgarian, Swedish, Italian, Norwegian and Serbian. More information about these translations can be found here.
Kopje Koffie (Cup of Coffee) podcast
The Dutch Embassy in Berlin and the Dutch Foundation for Literature produce in cooperation with Flanders Literature and the General Representation of the Government of Flanders the Kopje Koffie (‘Cup of Coffee’) podcast, aimed at German readers and listeners. Dutch writers with a new translation in German are invited to talk about their work.