Isabel Hoving





Isabel Hoving

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Isabel Hoving was born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She began her career as a secondary school teacher, during which time she became very active in the Dutch women's movement.

She eventually gave up her job to study literary theory full-time, and spent some months in Senegal, West Africa for a research project.

Hoving's first book, The Dream Merchant, was published in the Netherlands as The Winged Cat. It won the 2003 Golden Kiss award, the Netherlands' most prestigious children's book prize. Her book on Caribbean women migrant writing, In Praise of New Travelers, was published in 2001. She is co-editor of the Dutch five-volume series Cultuur en Migratie, on the influence of migrants on Dutch culture.

Hoving is now an academic and lecturer
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The Dream Merchant
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“What's supposed to happen, at the end of a quest? Cheers and accolades, Josh knew; people throw their hats in the air, and you glow with pride as they lift you to their shoulders. What else? Medals, speeches and a great feast, and then a ballad about your exploits, and finally, as the fireworks go off overhead, a soft, clean, fresh bed.”
Isabel Hoving, The Dream Merchant

“That's the positive aspect of trade I suppose. The world gets stirred up together. That's about as much as I have to say for it.”
Isabel Hoving, The Dream Merchant

“But he wasn't really thinking properly. It was as if the thoughts were chasing each other round and round his head without managing to catch up with each other.”
Isabel Hoving, The Dream Merchant



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