Writer in residence in De Balie in Amsterdam
In conversation with Jenny Offill
5 July 2022
On Tuesday July 5th, Jenny Offill will be a guest in De Balie in Amsterdam, where she will be interviewed by Ianthe Mosselman about her books, writing practice and characters. For the month of July, Jenny Offill is living and working in the Netherlands as writer in residence, at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. City poet of Amsterdam Marjolijn van Heemstra will open the event.
Jenny Offill (1968) is an American novelist and editor. Her debut novel Last Things was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. Her second book Dept. of Speculation was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by the New York Times Book Review. In 2020 her novel Weather was published and shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize to fiction. She is also the author of four children’s books and co-edited the anthologies The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything with Elissa Schappell. She teaches at Brooklyn College, Syracuse University and in the low residency programme at Queens University.
Marjolijn van Heemstra
Marjolijn van Heemstra is a theatre producer, writer and poet. In 2010, she made her poetry debut Als Mozes had doorgevraagd (2010) which was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize and awarded for the Jo Peters Poetry Award. Since 2019, she is space correspondent for De Correspondent. Since January 2022, she is the city poet of Amsterdam. Her work written as a city poet is published in Het Parool.
Tickets for the event can be ordered through the website of De Balie.
- Jenny Offill as writer in residence in the Netherlands
- Read more about the different writing residencies of the Dutch Foundation for Literature