Terugblik - 13 October 2017
Literatuur Late Night: Marcel Möring & Alicja Gescinska
B-Unlimited on Friday, October 13, welcomed the writers Marcel
Möring and Alicja Gescinska. Host Jeroen Vullings talked with
them about identity and the search for a home. This programm was Dutch
Six years after his previous novel the famous Dutch writer Marcel Möring
came forcefully back with his new novel Eden. Eden is the final part of the
trilogy that Möring began with Dis (2006) and Louteringsberg (2011). "A rich
and engaging novel, full of complications and stories, and with a historical
focus dating from the Middle Ages to now.", according to Dagblad Trouw.
"Marcel Möring is without any doubt one of the most ingenious authors of our
time and also has the most imagination." -The Times Literary Supplement
In 1990, Marcel Möring debuted with the novel Mendels erfenis, which was
awarded the Geertjan Lubberhuizen Prize for the best debut in that year.
Mörings work has been translated into fifteen languages. For the short story
East Bergholt, translated by Stacey Knecht and published in The Paris
Review, he was the first non-English writer to receive the Aga Khan Prize.
Möring wrote, among other things, the award-winning novels Het grote
verlangen and In Babylon, and shorts as Modelvliegen.
"I was seven years old when my parents moved from Poland to Belgium. Even
before I defined my identity well, I was already faced with questions like:
Who are you? What are you doing here actually? Are you going back? At
school, I had to spell my name over and over, I had to tell where I came
from. "-Alicja Gescinska
The young philosopher Alicja Gescinska became known with De verovering van
de vrijheid, that was awarded by DeMens.nu as the best non-fiction book of
2010 and 2011. Since then, Gescinska has written essays, opinions and
In 2016 her debut novel, Een soort van liefde, was published and Gescinska
decided to stop her academic career in New York and return to Belgium. Since
the autumn of 2016 she is the host of the tv-series Wanderlust. In this she
talks with internationally renowned philosophers, writers, scientists and
artists, such as Roger Scruton, Connie Palmen and Krzysztof Zanussi. On
September 10, 2017, Marcel Möring will be seen in Wanderlust's second
On Friday, October 13, Marcel Möring and Alicja Gescinska joined
B-Unlimited. They were interviewed by Jeroen Vullings and talked about identity
and the search for a home.
Host: Jeroen Vullings
Music: Sietske Roscam Abbing
A programme curated by Bibliotheek Den Haag. Bookselling by Van Stockum Boekverkopers.