Joost Zwagerman

Joost Zwagerman was a Dutch writer, poet, and essayist. He was born on November 18, 1963, in Alkmaar, Netherlands, and passed away on September 8, 2015. Zwagerman's work includes novels, poetry, essays, and columns, and he was known for addressing themes such as identity, art, and the tensions between the individual and society. Some of his notable works include the novel 'Gimmick!' (1989) and the essay collection 'Americana' (2013). His writing was influential in the Netherlands, and he was also recognized for his appearances on Dutch television as a cultural commentator.


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  1. 1. Gimmick!

    "Gimmick!" is a novel that explores the life of a young artist in the Amsterdam art scene during the 1980s. The protagonist is caught in a world of excess, parties, drugs, sex, and betrayal while trying to find his place and make a name for himself. The story delves into the struggles of artistic life, the lure of fame and the pitfalls of success, providing a raw and gritty depiction of the times.

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