Maxim Februari (1963) is the pseudonym of M. Drenth (PhD, LL.M, MA), a writer and a philosopher of law. He used to publish under the name of Marjolijn Februari. He is a member of the independent advisory board DEGAS, writes essays about security and other public issues, as well as a weekly column for the opinion pages of the NRC Handelsblad. Februari received his doctorate for a thesis on the clash between economy and ethics. His dissertation Een pruik van paardenhaar & Over het lezen van een boek (A Wig Made from Horsehair & On the Reading of a Book) (2000), was nominated for the Gouden Uil prize. His novel, De literaire kring (The Literary Circle) (2007), was nominated for the Libris Literatuur prize and the Gouden Uil, and won the Annie Romein-Verschoor prize. In 2008, he received the Frans Kellendonk prize for his entire oeuvre. In a very distant past, Februari had an uncle, an aunt and five cousins who lived in Turnhout. For deBuren, Februari has previously written the Radiobook Rage.
The 12th of September 2012 the Belgian newspaper De Morgen published the original Dutch citybook Ondergrondse fuifzaal and an interview with Maxim Februari in a separate literature supplement. (Download pdf)
The authors website: www.maximfebruari.nl