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Jeroen Theunissen

Jeroen Theunissen

(c) Michiel Hendryckx

Jeroen Theunissen (b. 1977) has published three collections of poetry and several works of prose. His 2013 picaresque family novel The Roundabout Ways was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for the prestigious Libris Literature Prize. It was followed in 2014 by Innocence. In 2016 he won the Herman de Coninck Readers’ Prize for Here’s Where You Live.


Recent title – English material available:

Ik = cartograaf (I = Cartographer), 2022

Your skin (Jouw huid), 2018

The conversations between Ama and Griff would not be out of place in Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse. – NRC Handelsblad****

The role played by Brussels, the city Theunissen succeeds in bringing to life, is beautiful. – Nederlands Dagblad

Sometimes there are novels I’d like to have written myself. – Kees ’t Hart, author, De Groene Amsterdammer

Carefully considered prose by a writer whose novels are evolving to ever greater heights. – Cutting Edge Press

On Innocence (2014):

With each book his oeuvre becomes more relevant, more convincing and more irresistible. – De Standaard ****