Authors / Annet Mooij

Annet Mooij

Annet Mooij

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Annet Mooij (b. (1961) is a biographer and independent researcher. She wrote The City’s Pulse (1999), The Fight for the February Strike (2006) and The Invisible Enemy (2007), among other books. Her biography of Mina Kruseman (2013) was shortlisted for the Biography Prize 2014.


Recent title – English material available:

The Age of Gisèle (De eeuw van Gisèle), 2019


Masterful biography - ***** NRC Handelsblad

An astonishing biography of an enchanted groupie. During the occupation she let three of Frommel’s boys go into hiding in the house on the Herengracht. Yet most of the boys felt nothing but contempt for her. – Trouw

Although Gisèle, as is evident from the biography, knew that sex was part of Frommer’s friendship model, it seems likely that she never confronted him on the matter. For her, “pedagogic eros” seems to have been an adequate cover. Compelling biography. – Frank Ligtvoet

Press on previous work:

‘A scintillating portrait gleaming with life.’ **** de Volkskrant