Jaap Robben

Afterlight (Schemerleven)

Awarded with the Confituur Booksellers Award 2023

Afterlight out now in the USA & Canada!

Phenomenal” – Financeele Dagblad

“An astonishing novel” – Het Parool

“Masterly.” – De Ochtenden – Radio 4

Jaap Robben steers well clear of sentimentality in this delicately wrought book about loss (…) and once again shows himself to be a master of short, restrained sentences.” – Trouw

Robben once again shows himself to be one of the most subtle novelists in the Dutch-speaking world.The Low Countries

“One of the best books of the year” – MEZZA


Jaap Robben (1984) does not write specifically for an age, but for everyone in particular. With his debut novel You have me to love (Birk), he conquered booksellers, readers as well as critics. Birk was awarded the Dutch Booksellers Award, among others. Summer Brother (Zomervacht) was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021 and received a lot of praise in- and outside the Dutch language borders. In 2022 he published his latest and much-discussed novel Schemerleven that became a bestseller too and was awarded with the Confituur Booksellers Award 2023.

Robben’s novels are made into films and his work has been published in fifteen languages.

Photo © Stephan Vanfleteren


Jaap wordt vertegenwoordigd door zijn manager Michaël Roumen. Voor optredens en andere zakelijke verzoeken kunt u een bericht sturen naar: michael@michaelroumen.com 
Postbus 92
2501 CB Den Haag 

Voor persverzoeken rondom Schemerleven kunt u contact opnemen met Charlotte van Arnhem:


Jaap Robben is represented by Michaël Roumen. For inquiries and requests, please send an email to: michael@michaelroumen.com 
P.O. Box 92
2501 CB The Hague
The Netherlands 

For press requests concerning Afterlight (Schemerleven) novel you can contact Charlotte van Arnhem: