Jaap Robben

josephina
2012
De Eenhoorn
With illustrator Merel Eyckerman
Awards & nominations
Translations
German (Josefina) Carl-Auer – Weronika M. Jakubowska Korean (...) Chinese 献给奶奶, Hai yan chu ban she
Adaptations

Josephina

‘Most grandmothers haven’t always been grandmothers. Same as my grandma. She was even a baby once. Only much later, when I arrived, did my grandma finally become a grandma. But one day she forgot about me. All of a sudden. And also about this house, her room and herself. She thought she was just a lady.’
– An excerpt from Josephina

In Josephina, a little boy looks at his grandmother. Based on what he sees, he tells about her. Her daily life slowly begins to mingle with her memories. And at the same time he discovers the unimaginable: that his grandmother existed before he himself existed. Plus, she was once a girl.

"A jewel of a book, intimate and full of love."
– Trouw newspaper
"Jaap Robben wrote a beautiful text about life, about how grandmothers were once young too. About how they sometimes suddenly forget things and no longer call things by their names. And about how they sometimes suddenly start to cry."
– De Morgen newspaper
"A heart-warming read-aloud book."
– Dagblad van het Noorden newspaper

Contact

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:
c.van.arnhem@singeluitgeverijen.nl
 

Contact

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:
c.van.arnhem@singeluitgeverijen.nl