English

Franca Treur is a Dutch novelist who has been nominated for a range of literary awards and won the 2010 Selexyz Debut Prize for her bestselling novel Dorsvloer vol confetti (Confetti on the treshing floor). The novel was released as a feature-length and prize winning film in 2014 called ‘Confetti Harvest’. Her second novel, De woongroep (The Roommates), was published in 2014.

She is a regular contributor of stories, columns and essays to national newspapers and journals which include NRC Handelsblad, de Volkskrant, Groene Amsterdammer, Vrij Nederland, radio 1 and Vogue. She was selected as writer in residency in the International Writing Program in Iowa for the year 2014. In 2015 she was one of the guests at the Georgetown Literary Festival in Malaysia.

Her collection of short stories Ik zou maar nergens op rekenen (I shouldn’t wager on anything) is published in 2015. In 2016 she published X&Y, a bunch of her flash fiction that originally appeared as standalone, flash fiction pieces on the back page of the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Some of them are translated into English, and readable here.

Franca Treur, born and raised in Zeeland, lives in Amsterdam.

Cossee Publishers represent the translation rights for Franca Treur’s works.

Sample translation of The commune:

Treur, F. De Woongroep H1 (pdf)