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Nina Weijers in conversation with Susan Harris

We're thrilled to welcome Niña Weijers to the shop to discuss her debut novel, The Consequences. Weijers will appear in conversation with Words Without Borders' editorial director Susan Harris. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

About the book:

Dutch author Niña Weijers took the world of European literature by storm in 2014 with her debut novel The Consequences, which has sold over 30,000 copies in Holland and garnered critical praise for its maturity and ambition.

Using deft and captivating prose, Weijers tells the story of Minnie Panis, a young and talented conceptual artist, as she navigates love affairs, her unexpected success in the art world, and her relationship with an emotionally distant mother. Beginning with Minnie’s near-death experience falling through the ice during her ultimate artwork, Weijers takes readers on a rollercoaster ride as Minnie uncovers the truth behind her premature birth. The doctor who saves her life, twice, enters Minnie into his clinic, whose motto All the fish has to do is get lost in the water helps her arrive at the border of life’s ebb, where meaningful art and revelations occur. An intimate, often humorous exploration of the intertwining cycles of death, rebirth and coincidence, The Consequences is a Bildungsroman that echoes far beyond the last page.

About the author:

Niña Weijers (Nijmegen, 1987) studied literary theory in Amsterdam and Dublin. She has published short stories, essays and articles in various literary magazines, such as Das MagazinDe Gids and De Revisor. In 2010 she won the writing competition Write Now!. She is a regular contributor to the weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, and an editor of De Gids.

Her debut novel The Consequences (De consequenties) was published in May 2014. It won the Anton Wachter Prize 2014 for best first novel, the Opzij Feminist Literature Prize, the Lucy B. & C.W. van der Hoogt Prize, and was shortlisted for the Libris Prize and the Golden Boekenuil, the two most important Dutch and Flemish literary awards.

About Susan Harris:

Susan Harris is the editorial director of Words Without Borders and the coeditor, with Ilya Kaminsky, of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.

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By Nina Weijers, Hester Velmans (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780997818437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doppelhouse Press - September 19th, 2017

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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