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Esther Gerritsen

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Esther Gerritsen (1972) is a Dutch novelist, columnist and screenwriter. Since her 2000 debut with Bevoorrecht bewustzijn (Privileged Consciousness), Gerritsen has been considered one of the best authors in the Netherlands and makes regular appearances on radio programs and at international literary festivals such as Litquake and Wordfest.

Her novels Superduif (Superdove, 2010), Dorst (Craving, 2012), Roxy (2014) and De Trooster (The Comforter, 2018) were all shortlisted for the Libris Literature Prize. In 2005 she was awarded the BNG prize for her second novel Normale dagen (Ordinary Days, 2005) and in 2014 she was awarded the Frans Kellendonk prize for her body of work. Gerritsen writes a popular weekly column in the VPRO TV guide and she
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Average rating: 3.2 · 4,789 ratings · 581 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
Broer

2.99 avg rating — 1,629 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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Dorst

3.29 avg rating — 948 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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De trooster

3.36 avg rating — 648 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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3.07 avg rating — 651 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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Superduif

3.52 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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De kleine miezerige god

3.27 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Normale dagen

3.45 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Ik ben vaak heel kort dom

3.64 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2013
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TussenEenPersoon

3.47 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Jij hebt iets leuks over je

3.45 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“Hij is mooi he?' Ze stond nu naast hem aan de andere zijde.
'Ja, hij is heel mooi.' Ze glimlachte naar me terwijl ze over zijn haar streek. Ik glimlachte terug.
'Mijn jongen', zei ze en ze bleef over zijn haar strijken.
Ik wist net als zij dat ze bij leven al jaren niet meer over zijn haar had mogen strijken en ik dacht dat het vreselijk moest zijn om een moeder te zijn.”
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