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Georgina Verbaan

The Netherlands

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Georgina Verbaan (1979) has been brightening up Saturdays with her columns in NRC for years. Her columns are an insight into her own unique universe. It is a world in which both the man with the patent loafers and the man with the pomade may appear. In an unprecedented stream of words, she takes us back to a time when she used to lick batteries, is astounded by people with rain suits and grieves about the death of her cat, prof. dr. Laurens. Georgina Verbaan is known to the general public as an actress, but the truth is, writing is something she has done throughout her life. She has written columns for nrc.next since 2013 and in 2016, she released her debut book Loze ruimte (Empty Space) (Podium, 2016), which features these columns. Her second book Iets om naar uit te kijken (Something to Look Forward To) will be in bookshops in September. In addition to her columns, her latest publication also features three of her own stories, one of which she has written specifically for this collection. As a writer, Verbaan has appeared at Lowlands, she performed at Het Grote Po√ęziecircus literary festival in Tivoli in Utrecht and she wowed the audience at the Rotterdam Book Ball.

 

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