Uitgeverij Podium is a successful independent Dutch publisher celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2012.
If you are interested in any of our titles, please do not hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Several of our authors are handled by international literary agents, we are happy to forward your interest to them.
(novel, 248 pages)
The Stepmother is a superb novel about a conflict of loyalty in a patchwork family, in which years of suppressed frustration are mercilessly laid bare.
(novel, 176 pages)
According to critics, Elvis Peeters is one of Dutch literature's 'Big Three'. Tuesday describes a day in the life of a seventy-six-year old man who has no regrets. He reflects on his life as a mercenary in Africa and on the two women he loved at home, both of whom died too young. At the same time, he's trying to pull the wool over the eyes of a girl at Brussels social services, as he does not intend to give up an iota of his freedom.
‘A tender portrait of a man who could be your next-door neighbour.’ ****
(novel, 320 pages)
Arjen Lubach (1979) made his big breakthrough with the road novel Magnus. Its main character Merlijn Kaiser is struggling with a broken heart after his long-time girlfriend Caro has left him, and discovers that his credit card has been used for strange transactions in a Swedish amusement park.
‘A pinnacle in Arjen Lubach’s oeuvre.’
‘A compelling novel.’
(guidebook, 176 pages)
Huib Hudig (1973) has written acclaimed speeches for politicians and business people. In this useful volume, he shares his approach with aspiring public speakers. The Speech Guide is a helpful companion at political meetings, weddings, business presentations and funerals. In ten steps, including presentation tips, Hudig coaches the reader to deliver impassioned and inspiring speeches. The book is accompanied by an app.
(non-fiction, 168 pages)
In this Dutch best seller, highly acclaimed by readers and critics, Hans Aarsman scrutinises press photographs and other pictures like a present-day Sherlock Holmes. Why do we take pictures of one thing and not another? The many hilarious and revealing examples in this book show how prejudiced our gaze has become and highlight the things we are in danger of overlooking.
'Hans Aarsman examines press pictures and other photographs like a contemporary Sherlock Holmes.' Het Parool 'It evokes the sensation of being personally addressed by someone who can't help but speak straight from the heart.'
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