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Daniël Samkalden

The Netherlands

© Sacha de Boer

Daniël Samkalden (1979) graduated from the Academy of Theatre and Dance at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2006 and won De Eerste Prize for striking young talent. He is a director, actor and also a novelist. His debut novel Nova (De Bezige Bij, 2018) connects three completely different mental worlds. The characters slowly become intertwined. They repel each other up and travel across the world, from the ice-cold American mountains to deep into the Africa. Each of them tries to answer the question of whether they can escape their destiny or whether they simply need to cope. Daniël Samkalden will be presenting his new book during the ILFU Book Parade.