Adriaan van Dis' wonderful novel Dubbelliefde makes me reflect on the influence of the dark academia aesthetic.
What is good reading?
Books are the best. My whole house is filled with them. I am very much convinced that you can never have too many books.
Sometimes there’s a place where it all comes together. The Dutch town of Leiden has a new place like this: Index Poetry.
As I told you in my previous blog post, I recently submitted some poetry to a Dutch writing contest, Write Now!. I was very nervous to put my writing out there and it has been quite a process.
Two years ago I started writing creatively again after a really long break.
Online travel specialist Travelbird asked ambassadors about their favourite books to help you prepare your travels.
Why does reading makes us want to write?
Poetry has a reputation of being hard to understand, but the best way to learn more about it, is to just dive into it.
I have quite an elitist taste in literature (and arts in general, and maybe just life in general). This is not a problem: everybody likes different things and I don’t have to be ashamed of the fact that I like these things. I’m not bothering anyone.