Until 2014 Jolande Withuis (b. 1949) was a researcher affiliated with the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). She was a columnist for Opzij for many years and currently writes for NRC Handelsblad, Trouw and de Volkskrant. In 2012 Withuis was one of the interviewees in the television programme Zomergasten (Summer Guests). De Bezige Bij has published Erkenning (Recognition, 2002), Na het kamp (After the Camp, 2005), De vrouw als mens (Women as Human Beings, 2007) and in 2008 Weest manlijk, zijt sterk (Be Manly, Be Strong), a biography about resistance fighter Pim Boellaard, which won the Grote Geschiedenis Prijs, a prize for historical writing, in 2009 and the Erik Hazelhoff biography prize in 2010.
Recent titles – English material
Geen tijd verliezen (No Time to Lose), 2021
Raadselvader (Mystery Father), 2018
It is an outstandingly written book; clear, intelligent and compelling. - De Groene Amsterdammer
Withuis reveals in fine detail how Juliana’s personal troubles transcend her private life.-NRC Handelsblad
A wonderful biography.**** - Het Parool
A book to read breathlessly in one sitting. A biography of a queen who could not allow herself to be known in life. - Leeskost