Sandra Langereis is a historian and biographer. Her previous biography, The Wordsmith, about printer and publisher Christoffel Plantijn, was nominated for the Libris History Prize and chosen as best biography and best history book of 2014 by newspapers de Volkskrant and Trouw. With Erasmus The Maverick, she has once again published a committed biography that calls attention to culture’s indispensability in all times.
Recent titles – English material
Erasmus: dwarsdenker (Erasmus: Life of a Maverick), 2021
Press on Erasmus: Life of a Maverick:
‘This ambitious biography turns Erasmus into a man of flesh and blood.’ – TROUW
‘Because Langereis does this in a highly readable way, without pomposity or endless citations, the book has not only become a wonderful biography of Erasmus, but also an attractive and extraordinarily informative cultural history of the times in which he lived.’ – HISTORISCH NIEUWSBLAD
‘Langereis’ biography gives a detailed picture of his life as a thinker and man of letters, but also as an intellectual beggar – as someone who was constantly dependent on the gold pieces he was thrown.’ – VRIJ NEDERLAND