photo: Evelin Karsten-Meessen

I started to write at an age of about ten. Initially little songs and small stories for periodicals of clubs, and then a PhD thesis other serious stuff. I continued to like writing, perhaps even more than doing research. I therefore accepted an invitation by the British publisher T & AD Poyser to write a book on ruffs and started to participate in writing courses for the Open Universiteit. Colleagues and students appreciated my chapters, and thus I was asked for more jobs. A very cool one was a column in the department periodical, three times a year. Parts of the courses I made were published as books for bookshops. After my retirement, I published five other books (all in Dutch): 'Hoe rekbaar is onze planeet?' - How extensible is our planet? (2010), 'Darwins Dating Show' (2013), Mother's father - 'Moeders vader' (2017), Fraud in science - 'Geleerd bedrog' (2019) en 'De Enne Jans Heerd op Maarhuizen' (to be published soon).



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