Thu 15 March 2012

Jeroen van Rooij Book Presentation in Antwerp

Het licht Jeroen van rooijFollowing De eerste hond in de ruimte (2010) (The first dog in space), described by De Standaard as a ‘benevolent eruption of the imagination’, citybooks author Jeroen van Rooij’s second novel is hot off the press. Het licht (The Light) is a novel about six youngsters completely convinced that they were each made for the other. Nevertheless, three of the six commit suicide… Why? Knack Focus awarded Het licht three stars and called the book ‘a spectacular achievement’, describing it as ‘remarkably assured in its handling of individual and group psychology, and entirely convincing in its depiction of the subculture of light’. The book presentation of Het licht takes place on Thursday 15th of March at Villanella/De Studio in Antwerp. While Van Rooij will read from his new novel, Peter Verhelst presents a selection of poetry, and Harold Polis (De Bezige Bij Antwerp) will introduce the session. Admission is free; reservations can be made via

About van Rooij’s citybook:
Labyrinths is a reflection on looking and being looked at, on the influence of Chartres’s famous cathedral on her visitors and on how the same visitors determine the cathedral’s very meaning. The citybook is available as in Dutch, French and English, and the Dutch-language podcast, recorded by the author himself, is also already online.

Het licht Jeroen van rooij


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