Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (b. 1991) is considered one of the greatest new talents in Dutch literature. In 2015, they debuted with the poetry collection Kalfsvlies (Calf’s Caul), which was awarded the C. Buddingh’ Prize for best poetry debut and will soon be published in a Spanish translation. Their second collection of poetry, Fantoommerrie (Phantomare), was published in 2019 and won the Ida Gerhardt Poetry Prize. Rijneveld’s debut novel The Discomfort of Evening (2018) garnered exceptional praise and went on to sell more than 160,000 copies. It was awarded the International Booker Prize 2020. Translations are due to appear in 37 countries. We are therefore very happy with the timing of this new work of hers! A beautiful new poem about the longing for an angelic body and the ailment of questions of life, with illustrations by Merel Corduwener. Her work is regularly featured in Dutch newspapers. A collaboration with a great result.


  • 16 pages
  • 12 x 17 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Paperback, with thicker paper for the cover, bound with binderstitch

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
  • Portuguese (Europe)