Marjolijn van Heemstra
Marjolijn van Heemstra (Amsterdam, 1981) studied religious studies with a specialization in Islamic studies in Amsterdam. She is a successful theatre director of engaged, experimental performances, staged in the Netherlands as well as abroad. As a writer she is a multi-talent, writing poetry and novels as well as columns for the Dutch newspapers NRC and Trouw. In 2009, her first poetry collection was published, If Moses had kept on asking, for which she was awarded the Jo Peters Poëzieprijs, followed by More hoof than foot (2014). Van Heemstra currently writes a weekly column for Trouw.
In July, Uitgeverij Cossee will be publishing It Grows! It Is Alive! by Marjolijn van Heemstra on the first year with her new-born son.