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Simonne van Gennip

Simonne van Gennip

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Simonne van Gennip (b. 1974) was working as a journalist when hit by a stroke. She was heavily pregnant with her first child. She now lives with her family in Voorburg and works as editor-in-chief of Straatnieuws.


Recent title – English material 

Een foutje in mijn hoofd (An Error in My Head), 2014

Press on An Error in My Head:

A well-written story that will make any doctor stop and think about the experiences of a patient. – MEDISCH CONTACT

The book is sometimes shocking: acquaintances who withdraw, care workers who show little understanding, and your own realization that you are no longer the same person. But what An Error in My Head articulates above all is hope. – ALGEMEEN DAGBLAD

Initially Simonne was writing for Julie, to describe to her daughter the chaos that surrounded her when she came into the world. But gradually the idea emerged for a book in which patients and those close to them could find insights into what happens when someone suffers a stroke. In that the author has succeeded admirably. – DEN HAAG CENTRAAL


  • Een foutje in mijn hoofd (An Error in My Head), 2014