Jaap Robben is a poet, playwright, performer, and acclaimed children’s author. You Have Me to Love, his first novel for adults, received international glowing reviews. To date, the novel has sold over 50,000 copies in the Netherlands and is available in ten languages. You Have Me to Love is currently being adapted into an English-language film. His latest novel Summer Brother (trans. David Doherty) was recently published in English by World Editions.
Jaap Robben will appear at the launch of The Dutch Riveter at the British Library on 17 March, alongside writers Karin Amatmoekrim and Simone Atangana Bekono, translator Sam Garrett, singer VanWyck and illustrator and political cartoonist Henny Beaumont.
Here is The Dutch Riveter book list, should you want to buy any.
Photo of Jaap Robben by Charlie de Keersemaecker