SIMON(E) VAN SAARLOOS

Simon(e) van Saarloos (1990, Summit, New Jersey) is a writer and philosopher from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has 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 her 2015 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 in English and published by a publication studio, titled Playing Monogamy. Her forthcoming book, titled Herdenken herdacht, is a non-fiction work about queer forgetfulness, white erasure and embodied commemoration. Van Saarloos also writes theatre and regularly appears on stage as a lecturer, interviewer and performer. Currently, she is an MA student at the Dutch Art Institute.