Authors / Roxane van Iperen

Roxane van Iperen

Roxane van Iperen

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ROXANE VAN IPEREN (b. 1976) is a writer, publicist and lawyer. Her previous books include Scum of the Earth, The High Nest (which has sold more than 200,000 copies and was published in fourteen different countries) and Letters to the High Nest. In 2021 she wrote The Genocide Fax, a book-length essay commissioned for Dutch Book Week, and gave the Fourth of May lecture on National Remembrance Day, the annual observance in honour of those who lost their lives during World War II.


Recent title – English material

Eigen welzijn eerst (Putting Yourself First), 2022

Praise for Putting Yourself First:

In a carefully-argued essay, Van Iperen describes how shared values such as equal opportunities and social mobility have gradually given way to an approach to life that she sums up as “putting yourself first.”
– Het Financieele Dagblad

This is the most important insight from the book: let go of your prejudice and ask yourself why a certain group of people is worried and afraid.
– De Correspondent

Van Iperen lucidly describes the key role of women in the normalization of extreme right-wing views (...) A razor-sharp pamphlet.
– Binnenlands Bestuur