Marijke Schermer is a novelist and playwright. Her stage work has been performed by several companies and translated into various languages. Her novel Noodweer (“Severe Weather”) was shortlisted for the ECI Literature Prize in 2017 and subsequently sold to Spain, Switzerland, and Denmark. In 2019, her novel Love, If That’s What It Is was published in Dutch and Schermer was hailed as “fast becoming one of the most interesting writers in the Netherlands.” Love, If That’s What It Is was shortlisted for the prestigious Libris Literature Prize 2020 and is her first work to be published in English.
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