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Tommy Wieringa – Until it’s Passed

Tommy Wieringa – Until it’s Passed

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About the book

On a Friday morning in the early days of the most beautiful month of the year, Tommy Wierina became a father for the second time. The birth of his daughters changed everything: his view of the world, his sense of happiness. When a child is born you should be, in the first place, a man and father, but when Wieringa found himself behind his work bureau at 6 AM the next morning, he discovered that he will always remain a writer. ‘Not from a sense of responsibility, but because I was awake and had nothing else to do.’ Fatherhood brings the writer wonderful observations and stories, and a new assignment: ‘Look, look well, you say to yourself, forget your fuss and the nonsense, it’ll soon have passed.’

For this book Tommy Wieringa selected his most beautiful short stories about his children’s youth, a period in time that is over before you know it.

Press on previous work:

‘His master hand has bested itself again’. –
Algemeen Dagblad

‘Fiction at its most precise and potent.’ –
The Observer

‘Beautiful, concise, taut.’ - BBC Radio 4

Structurally sound and highly intelligent. Wieringa will make you think and keep you reading eagerly to the final page.’ - Times Literary Supplement

‘What Wieringa does best is people; with a few cherry-picked words he creates a townful of wholly believable, empathetic characters ... I can't recommend this profound, thoughtful, truthful book enough. - Big Issue


Tommy Wieringa (b. 1967) is the author of, among other books, Joe Speedboat (F. Bordewijk Award), Little Ceasar (shortlist International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), These Are the Names (Libris Literature Award), The Death of Murat Idrissi (nominated for the Man Booker International Prize) , The Blessed Rita (both Jury and Readers’ Bookspot Literature Prize) and This is My Mother. His work is praised worldwide and translated in over twenty countries.



© Gary Doak

Additional book information

  • Columns
  • ISBN 9789403132907
  • Number of pages: 64
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: €12,99
  • English sample available