Poet Lieke Marsman (1990) was quick off the starting blocks: she has been publishing poems since she was 18, and brought out her debut volume in 2010, which immediately won three prizes. A second and third volume followed, and now a novel this year, Het tegenovergestelde van een mens (The Opposite of a Human Being). In her book, she looks at what moves people through the eyes of climate scientist and main character Ida. Through essayistic, poetic and philosophical reflections, this intriguing novel is about doubt and love, but also climate change and the arrogance of humans in seeing themselves as the center of the universe.
Lieke Marsman shares the stage with Masande Ntshanga. They will be interviewed by Fiep van Bodegom.