Born in 1990 in Summit, New Jersey, Simon(e) van Saarloos is a writer and philosopher living and working in Amsterdam. Simon(e) published several books in Dutch including Ik deug / deug niet, a collection of columns originally published in the Dutch national newspaper NRC; De vrouw die, a novel on a molecular biologist running the NYC marathon in a burqa; and Enz. Het Wildersproces, a feminist and queer report of the trial against the Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders. In the book Het monogame drama, Van Saarloos critiques monogamous living and false notions of safety, proposing a non-monogamous love life and thus a different take on ownership and property. The book was recently translated into English and published by Publication Studio under the title Playing Monogamy. Simon(e)’s most recent book, titled Herdenken herdacht, is a non-fiction work about queer forgetfulness, whiteness and embodied commemoration. Van Saarloos curates collaborations between artists, activists and scholars and regularly appears on stage as a lecturer, interviewer and performer. Simon(e) is a MA student at the Dutch Art Institute.