Authors / Sytske van Koeveringe

Sytske van Koeveringe

Sytske van Koeveringe

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Sytske van Koeveringe (b. 1988) graduated in 2014 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, specialising in image and language. Her work can be seen among others in de Fusie, De Gids, Hard//hoofd, MisterMotley and Das Magazin. She participated in the first edition of the Slow Writing Lab organised by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

 

Recent title – English material

Het is maandag vandaag (It’s Monday Today), 2017

“There’s an upstairs and a downstairs. Just do what you always do.”

His voice is deep; the words come out with difficulty, as if he hasn’t seen another human being in days.

The living room is bright. There are no photos of family members, no artwork over the sofa, no side tables with newspapers, no pens or stacks of books anywhere. There’s a single shelf, with a tea light and a stopped clock on it. In here it’s always two-thirty. The floor is strewn with pips, muesli, nuts and solidified pasta. The dining table is empty, save for a layer of dust. It’s a living room you might find after a house move.