Your Perspective: World of Books (in English)
Would you like to work in the publishing industry or are you dreaming of becoming a (published!) writer? Are you curious about which steps to take to create a network and develop yourself as a professional in the literary field? Or are you just very much into books and are wondering about the variety of possible positions in the ‘world of books’ where you can surround yourself with other book lovers and make a living out of it? Then join our event and get inspired by our Humanities alumni panel!
If you already have a question you want answered by (one of) them, please contact Karen Schoutsen.
You don’t have to wait until after graduation before you release a book – that is what Luuk Brouns will show you! Luuk (BA Liberal Arts & Sciences) wrote the book Studentendenken (Student thinking) with Veronique Scharwächter and Daniel van Wyngaarden, which was released early 2020. In this book they offer their personal and philosophical reflections on student life. The project started as a study assignment, but in the end the three students managed to sign a book deal with renowned publisher Prometheus. Luuk will tell us how this all came about and what he learned in the process.
Marlou did her Bachelor’s in Dutch Language and Culture and graduated from her Master’s Literature Today last August. After an internship at Uitgeverij Boekscout, a publishing house working with printing-on-demand only, she stayed working there and now works as manuscript reviewer (manuscriptbeoordelaar) and production staff (productiemedewerker). Marlou’s previous working experience also include a position as editor and critic at young-adults.nl (the online community for young-adult books, films and more), shop assistant at AKO (organisation that sells books, newspapers and magazines) and volunteer work at bookshop Savannah Bay.
Lola de Koning
Lola works as freelance producer and host of cultural events, often related to the world of books (e.g. Queering the City of Literature, Transforming Stories, Dit zijn de Schrijvers). In addition, she works at Bibliotheek Utrecht (Utrecht’s Library) and as Podcast producer for bookstore Savannah Bay. Before this career she had many other jobs, among which a job at Lyceo in Team Publishing. Lola did her Bachelor’s programme in Literary Studies and in 2018 she graduated from the Research Master’s in Gender Studies.
In 2012, Thilini obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Language and Culture Studies (Taal- en Cultuurstudies) in Utrecht. After completing the Master’s Classics and Ancient Civilizations, a joined programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, she did a work experience placement at Bruna Uitgevers. During and before her studies, Thilini did an internship at Brill and was a board member at Stichting Elspeet (2017-2020). After five years at Stichting CPNB, she now works as Editor Children’s and Young Adult Books at Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum.
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