Tobi Lakmaker

Genres: Debut | Fiction | LGBTQI+ | Novel | Translation

Tobi Lakmaker was born in 1994 and lives in Amsterdam. He writes columns for De Groene Amsterdammer and LINDA.meiden. The History of My Sexuality is his first book. It was translated into English by Kristen Gehrman and published by Granta in January 2024.


Kristen Gehrman has translated the work of Dola de Jong and Lize Spit, among others.


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


©Marc de Groot
Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel