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Youp van ’t Hek & Marije Tolman

Youp van ’t Hek & Marije Tolman

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YOUP VAN ‘T HEK (b. 1954) is a Dutch comedian, writer and columnist. Since 1988, he has written a popular weekly column for NRC Handelsblad. Every year since 1991, those columns are compiled into book form. Youp’s New Year’s Eve Shows and theatre texts are also published by Thomas Rap.

MARIJE TOLMAN (b. 1976) studied graphic design and typography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Illustration and Design in Edinburgh. In 2019, she won the Zilveren Penseel, an annual Dutch award for the best-illustrated children’s book.

Recent title – English material

Een zee van tijd (Oceans of Time), 2022

Excerpt from Oceans of Time:

The retirement party. You know everyone. You know them too well. Way too well. And they’re all there. Bob, that snake who spent years angling for your job. He hates your guts and always whispered the most awful things about you. Look at him. He can barely hide his relief.