Lara Nuberg

Lara Nuberg writes, voices, makes audio stories about colonial history and identity. She is one of the writers of the Dutch essay collection, The New Colonial Reading List (De Nieuwe Koloniale Leeslijst), published by De Groene Amsterdammer and Das Mag. She has also written for De Volkskrant, Het Parool, VPRO Gids and Moesson. With Indonesian writer Lala Bohang she wrote ‘In Haar Voetsporen’ which was published by Rose Stories in december 2020. The english edition ‘The Journey of Belonging’ won the Ranald Macdonald Award 2020. Currently she is writing her debut novel ‘Gado Gado’ for Das Mag. This story is rooted in her own search for identity and belonging. It came about by researching, next to public archives, the personal archives of her Indonesian grandmother and great aunt, substantiated by interviewing family members and several first generation Indonesian Dutch.


Photo: Armando Ello