Astrid Roemer

Finalist, 2023 National Book Awards

In 1966, at the age of 19, Astrid Roemer emigrated from Suriname to the Netherlands. She was awarded the P.C. Hooft Prize in 2016, and the Dutch Literature Prize (Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren) in 2021.
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On a Woman’s Madness

ISBN 9781949641431 Two Lines Press

A classic of queer literature that’s as electrifying today as it was when it originally appeared in 1982, On a Woman’s Madness tells the story of Noenka, a courageous Black woman trying to live a life of her choosing. More about this book >

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Astrid Roemer

In 1966, at the age of 19, Astrid Roemer emigrated from Suriname to the Netherlands. She was awarded the P.C. Hooft Prize in 2016, and the Dutch Literature Prize (Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren) in 2021.

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