GEERTEN MEIJSING

 

 

Geerten Jan Maria Meijsing (9 August 1950) is a Dutch writer, translator and novelist. He won the AKO Literatuurprijs in 1988 for his novel Veranderlijk en wisselvallig (Fickle and Changeable), and in 1999 the Gouden Uil Literatuurprijs for his novel Tussen mes en keel (Between Knife and Throat). He published most of his early books under the pseudonym Joyce & Co, notably a trilogy devoted to literature, painting, and music (Erwin, Michael van Mander, and Cecilia). He translated of a.o. William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Emmett Grogan, George Gissing, Frederic Rolfe, Palinarus, Paul Morand and Joris-Karl Huysmans.

Geerten Meijsing lived in Italy since 1979, first in Bellagio, then in the hills near Lucca, and since 2001 on the peninsula  Ortigia (Siracuse). Recently he disappeared. Rumour has it that he has been spotted in the hills between La Spezia and Parma. 

GEERTEN MEIJSING

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