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She reads, writes and likes to talk. Dieuwertje Mertens (1983) is a freelance journalist and critic, and writes as such for several media outlets about literature. She also writes about fiction and poetry in weekly pieces that focus on feminism and diversity for Het Paroolnewspaper.Mertens published three anthologies about contemporary Dutch poetry. The most recent of these, Dichters uit de bundel, was published in 2016. She is no stranger at the House of Literature, as she takes care of several courses on modern literature.