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Anke Scheeren

Anke Scheeren (b. 1982) studied Biological Psychology at the University of Maastricht, published work on autism, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Developmental Psychology at the Free University in Amsterdam. She has been active as a literary author since 2004, winning a number of small but significant encouragement prizes, such as the first round of the Write Now! writing competition in Limburg and the 2006 Hollands Maandblad writers’ grant. Her stories have appeared in literary magazines including Lava and Hollands Maandblad.

De mooiste dagen zijn het ergst

De mooiste dagen zijn het ergst

(Nieuw Amsterdam, 2009, 158 pagina's)

Student Lena Fernhout is the central figure in this tragicomic debut novel by Anke Scheeren. Aged twenty-four, she tells a spirited tale about the failures in her life, large and small. A good deal of Lena’s misfortune is caused by her difficult relationships with the anything but ordinary members of her family.

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