In 2013 Vrouwkje Tuinman (1974) published her third novel, The Mourning Club. Since 2004 she also wrote four poetry collections. Together with photographer Andrea Stultiens, Tuinman made the book/exhibition Intensive Care, published in Dutch and English. Her work has been translated into English and German.
Vrouwkje performs regularly at festivals and literary events in the Netherlands and abroad, mainly in the UK. Furthermore, she writes articles, columns and reviews for several newspapers, magazines and clients in the music world. She acts as moderator/presenter and teaches poetry and prose writing. Vrouwkje wrote lyrics for several musical theatre pieces. Recently, her audiobook Winterslaap came out in several languages on radio boeken
In the past years, Vrouwkje received the Hollands Maandblad Poetry Exchange 2003/2004 and received a nomination for the BNG Nieuwe Literatuur Prijs, the Libra Writers Prize and the Selexyz Prijs. In 2005 she received the C. C. S. Crone stipend from the city Utrecht. In December 2010, Vrouwkje received the Halewijnprijs. Intensive Care won the Niek Woudenbergprijs 2012.