If the Future Is a Traveller on his Way

An Extract from Thomas Rosenboom’s The New Man The first steamship to honour Groningen with a visit was the English seagoing tug Selsey Bill; it entered via Delfzijl and steamed all the way along the narrow Damsterdiep canal to the city, where it was greeted by a cheering crowd. After nine days of accolade, the…

Extract from ‘Public Works’ 

‘No, I am sorry, I cannot give you a fertility medicine.’ The clicking of the knitting needles in the side room had stopped, and for a second all Anijs could hear was the murmuring of his blood. There was nobody else in the chemist’s shop, only Johanna Bennemin. Her head bowed low, she remained standing…

To their Downfall, Eyes Wide Shut

About the Novels of Thomas Rosenboom The report by the panel of judges for one of the Netherlands’ literary prizes referred to Thomas Rosenboom as a ‘young writer’. An extraordinary description. It is certainly the case that the media have long had an appetite for ‘cool’ young writers. But Rosenboom was born in 1956. Leaving…