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Lisa Weeda

Lisa Weeda (she/her) is a Dutch-Ukrainian writer, literary program maker, screenwriter, audio fan, and virtual reality director. Text is always the foundation of her work, but form is free. Ukraine, the homeland of her grandmother, often takes center stage in her work. She previously participated in the Slow Writing Lab of the Letterenfonds and the Paris residency of deBuren. She wrote and co-directed the VR installation “ROZSYPNE,” which was nominated for an award in the IDFA DOClab competition for Immersive Non-Fiction during IDFA 2019. In late 2021, after the release of her debut novel “ALEKSANDRA,” she was named the literary talent of the year 2022 by de Volkskrant, and her novel was shortlisted for the Boekhandelsprijs, Scheltema Book of the Year, and the Libris Literature Prize 2022. In December 2022, she received the Bronze Owl for the best debut. The translation rights of “ALEKSANDRA” have been sold to eight countries so far, including Germany, Poland, and France.

Currently, Weeda is working on the book and the eponymous performance “DANS DANS REVOLUTIE.” The book is set to be published in early 2024, and the performance will be seen at theater Bellevue in May 2024.

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Photo: Esther Lutgendorff