Jeudi en résidence #40 with Toine Heijmans

Toine Heijmans
Le 06.10.2022

Every first Thursday of each month, from 6.30 to 7.30 pm, a writer in residence opens a window on his or her work, universe and motives, in a free form of intervention. An hour of carte blanche to share, followed by a drink.

Nature’s rules

The great wide open of the oceans is as generous for a writer as the vast and uncompromising wilderness of the high mountains. These are places where man becomes so small, and so dependent on nature and his own choices, now and in the past, that it allows the novelist to get to the core of his protagonists. A former mountaineer and avid sailor, the Dutch writer Toine Heijmans sends his characters away in a boat in Op zee [At sea], to the Alps and the Himalayas in Zuurstofschuld [Oxygen Debt] or into the floodplains of a river, the scene of the book he currently works on at the Fondation Jan Michalski. The question is: can freedom be found in the wild, or are nature’s rules more demanding than those of the society that sailors, mountaineers and vagabonds try to escape?

The Dutch writer and journalist Toine Heijmans was born in 1969. He lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied history, and he is a columnist for the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant. He has published several books of non-fiction and three widely translated novels, and has been awarded a number of prizes, including the Prix Médicis étranger for En mer (Christian Bourgois, 2013), the French translation of Op zee (Atlas-Contact, 2013). Pristina (Atlas-Contact, 2015) was nominated for the 2022 Euregio Literature Prize. His latest novel, Zuurstofschuld (Uitgeverij Plum, 2021), is being translated into French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Entrée gratuite
Age conseillé
Adolescents, Adultes, Seniors
Date de fin
60 minutes
Toine Heijmans
La Fondation Jan Michalski
jeu. 06 oct. 2022

Fondation Jan Michalski

Chemin de Bois Désert 10
1147 Montricher

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