With Love - To All the Lonely Hearts

Nobody wants to be lonely right now. That’s why we bring you a new series of intimate and unique letters: With Love – For All the Lonely Hearts. With contributions by Beri Shalmashi, Rickey Laurentiis, Rodaan Al Galidi, Karin Karakaşlı and Marjolijn van Heemstra. Designed by Anja Groten and illustrated by Nawel Louerrad.

How do we deal with the persisting crisis? What can long lasting solidarity look like? Where do we find connection and joy in these pandemic times? Five writers from the Netherlands, the United States and Turkey search for answers and write you a letter.

Five letters

Order With Love for yourself or as a gift. For €20  you’ll receive five letters in your letterbox (including shipping, shipment to countries outside the Netherlands costs €5,- more). From January onwards, you’ll receive one letter each week. 

Limited edition, so hurry up and order now. All letters are printed in both Dutch and English translations.

The writers

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Marjolijn van Heemstra

Marjolijn van Heemstra (1981) is a poet, writer, theater director, journalist and podaster. Her novel En we noemen hem (In Search of A Name) (2017) was awarded the BNG Bank Literature Prize and has been translated into English. Since 2019, Marjolijn van Heemstra is outer space correspondent at De Correspondent. Currently, she is writing a non-fiction book about space and, as a theater maker, establishing Sterrenwacht Spreeuwenpark, an observatory where she delves into outer space with neighbors. Her poetry collection Reistijd, bedtijd, ijstijd (Travel Time, Bed Time, Ice Age) appeared at Das Mag in 2020.

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photo: Bowie Verschuuren

Rodaan Al Galidi

Rodaan Al Galidi (1971) is a poet and writer. Born in Iraq, trained as an architectural engineer, he has lived in the Netherlands since 1998. His book Holland was published in 2020 as the sequence of the bestseller Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg (Two Blankets, Three Sheets), which was recently translated into English. His poetry collections De herfst van Zorro (Zorro’s Autumn) (2007) and Koelkastlicht (Refrigerator Light) (2016) were nominated for the  VSB Poetry Prize. His novel De autist en de postduif (The Autist and the Carrier Pigeon) (2009) won the European Union Prize for Literature. Shortly thereafter, he failed his inburgeringsexamen (citizenship test).

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photo: Serge Ligtenberg

Rickey Laurentiis

Rickey Laurentiis (1989) is a poet from New Orleans. They are the trans auteur van de dichtbundel Boy With Thorn, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Levis Reading and a finalist for several other prizes. Individual poems have appeared widely, including Boston Review, Feminist Studies, The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, New Republic ane The New York Times. Laurentiis’ interests include art history, visual culture and ekphrasis, shade, revisionary logics, the global south, pleasure, penetration, transness and the body, radical justice, and shame.  They teach at University of Pittsburgh.

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Karen Karakaşli

Karin Karakaşlı (1972) is a writer from Istanbul. She is a columnist at Agos and Radikal newspapers, writes fiction and poetry and teaches Armenian language and culture and translation studies. Her books include a children’s novel called Ay Denizle Buluşunca (When the Moon Meets the Sea), short story collections Başka Dillerin Şarkısı (Song of Other Languages), works of poetry, Her Kimsen SANA (Whoever you are this is FOR YOU). She is the co-writer of the research book Türkiye’de Ermeniler: Cemaat, Birey, Yurttaş (Armenians in Turkey: Community, Individual, Citizen).

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Beri Shalmashi

Beri Shalmashi (1983) is an author, screenwriter and film director. She studied film in Amsterdam and obtained her master’s degree in Utrecht and Los Angeles. Shalmashi teaches authenticity in film in the Resolution master’s programme at the Sandberg Institute. One of her many films is Mama, which was nominated for a Gouden Kalf award. Recently, she made the interactive documentary Big Village, about Iranian-Kurdish warriors, like her own parents, who tried to overthrow Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime from the mountains. Together with her sister, she wrote Taste of Home, a book with recipes and stories that was published at Rose Stories.

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photo: Lisa Zilver

Nawel Louerrad

Nawel Louerrad was born in 1981 in Oran, Algeria. After training as an architect, she studied theatrical design in Nantes, then theatrical studies in Montpellier. She returned to Algeria and worked  in theatre and in newspaper graphics before beginning to work in comics.

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Order now!

Order With Love for yourself or as a gift. For €20  you’ll receive five letters in your letterbox (including shipping, shipment to countries outside the Netherlands costs €5,- more). From January onwards, you’ll receive one letter each week. 

Limited edition, so hurry up and order now. All letters are printed in both Dutch and English translations.

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