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Elke Geurts

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Elke Geurts

Elke Geurts (b. 1973, the Netherlands) is a novelist and short-story writer. Her 2008 debut, a collection of short stories called Het besluit van Dola Korstjens (Dola Kortstjens’ Decision) was nominated for several literary prizes and praised for its disquieting humor. In 2010 Geurts published her second collection, of longer short stories, called Lastmens (Burdensome), which was extremely well-received by critics and nominated for the BNG New Literature Prize. Reviewer Arjan Peters wrote of Lastmens: “Elke Geurts gives us plenty to laugh about, but there’s no reason to feel relieved. Real life keeps slipping our grasp. If only it were true that these stories could be described as absurd. We can’t get away that easily. This is far worse.” In 2013 Geurts published her first novel, De weg naar zee (The Road to the Sea), a short, tightly structured book in which a hyper-perfectionist protagonist rushes to meet her doom.

Articles by Elke Geurts

The Way to the Sea
By Elke Geurts
The ultrasound technician was a tall woman with intense eyes. At the twenty-week scan Dylan and Tessa beheld the first black-and-white images of their baby moving. “You may as well go out and buy…
Translated from Dutch by Hester Velmans
In Hock
By Yves Petry
I wake up somewhat tired. Tired somewhat, or of something, if not everything. I go outside, airy as always. I say I’m airy not because I was born under an air sign, I don't believe in all that,…
Translated from Spanish by Elke Geurts
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