Jaap Robben

De Geus, Amsterdam
50.000 copies sold!
Awards & nominations
Confituur Booksellers Award 2023 (BE)
Arabic - Al-Arabi (2024)
Bulgarian - UCI Publishing (Maria Encheva) (2025)
English - World Editions (David Doherty) (2024)
French - Éditions Gallmeister (Guillaume Deneufbourg) (2024)
German - DuMont Verlag (Birgit Erdmann) (2023)
Hungarian - Metropolis Media (2024)
Slovenian - Mladinska Kniga (Stana Anzelj) (2024)
Audiobook (Dutch) read by Pamela Teves

Afterlight (Schemerleven)

1963, when the young Frieda Tendelow steps onto the frozen river the Waal, she has an encounter which changes her life. While on the ice, she meets Otto, a young married man. They experience a forbidden love that begins impetuously but ends disastrously.

All her life she keeps her memories of this to herself.

Many years later Frieda ends up alone after her husband dies. And tje undisclosed sorrow inescapably imposes itself on her. Only then does she dare to look for what she has lost.

"Tender and sensitive. Masterful how Jaap Robben describes Frieda's life."
- NPO Radio 4 Book of the Week
"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 lets his feminist heart speak with his powerful protagonist" ****
– Humo Magazine
Financieele Dagblad
"There is not a sentence that does not move or shine in Jaap Robben's astonishing novel about a lifetime of undisclosed suffering."
Het Parool


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: