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Saskia van Schaik


Saskia van Schaik (1948) has worked as a programme maker at VPRO for many years. She has been producing documentaries, informative series and interview series, which often focus on literature, since 1985. She edited the final versions of the programmes Zeeman met Boeken and Boeken met Wim Brands. As a film maker, Van Schaik has made documentaries about a range of authors, including a critically acclaimed portrait of the author and poet Judith Herzberg. She has previously produced an outstanding documentary with Michael Zeeman about the author Philip Roth titled Op afstand – Philip Roth (2000). Van Schaik will be discussing the making of this film at the Night of the Novel.