Elfie Tromp studied Writing for Performance and is a writer, performer and interviewer. She wrote the novels Guru and Underdog, wrote programs for the VPRO, writes and vlogs for Metro newspaper, Vrij Neder-land and Vogue. This summer she performed her song program ‘Monster Love Town’ at the theatre festival De Parade and Fringe Festival.
In her novels, articles, columns and theatre work, she uses personal stories to create a larger conversation. While doing this, certain questions arise: how vulnerable are you if you are the subject in your own work? Does criticism affect you more? What do you do with pushy fans? And how do you deal with (online) threats as a result of your work? Tromp knows the ropes and engages with the public in response to experiences from her own work.
Bio – Elfie Tromp (Rotterdam, 1985) Tromp studied ‘Writing for Performance’ at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. In 2013 she debuted with Lebowski Publishers/Top Notch with her novel Goeroe. In 2013, Tromp won the VPRO Bagagedrager, a prize for young travel journalists. Tromp wrote for De Volkskrant, and writes for Vrij Nederland and Vogue, and is a regular columnist at Metro Newspaper.
Her second novel Underdog has been nominated for the BNG Literature Prize and Diorapthe.
The Internet as a Canvas
Thursday, 05 October 2017
16:00 - 17:30h, auditorium KABK