Authors / Sytske van Koeveringe

Sytske van Koeveringe

Sytske van Koeveringe

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SYTSKE FREDERIKA VAN KOEVERINGE (b. 1988) made her debut in 2017 with the novel It’s Monday Today, which was translated into French and German. Among other things, she writes works of theatre and publishes regularly in the newspaper NRC Handelsblad.



Recent title – English material

Dag nacht licht toch (Day Night Still Light), 2020

Het is maandag vandaag (It’s Monday Today), 2017


“There’s an upstairs and a downstairs. Just do what you always do.”

His voice is deep; the words come out with difficulty, as if he hasn’t seen another human being in days.

The living room is bright. There are no photos of family members, no artwork over the sofa, no side tables with newspapers, no pens or stacks of books anywhere. There’s a single shelf, with a tea light and a stopped clock on it. In here it’s always two-thirty. The floor is strewn with pips, muesli, nuts and solidified pasta. The dining table is empty, save for a layer of dust. It’s a living room you might find after a house move.