Jente Posthuma

Genres: Fiction | Novel | Translation

Jente Posthuma’s critically acclaimed first novel, Mensen zonder uitstraling (People Without Charisma), was published in 2016 and nominated for the Dioraphte Literatour Prize, the Hebban Debut Prize, and the ANV Debut Prize. Her second novel, What I’d Rather Not Think About, published in Dutch in 2020, was equally well received, and was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature 2021. It was translated into English by Sarah Timmer Harvey and is published by Scribe in June 2023.


Jente’s attendance at West Cork Literary Festival is supported by the Nederlands Letterenfonds / Dutch Foundation for Literature as part of their New Dutch Writing programme


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Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel