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Dutch author, journalist, feminist

Renate Dorrestein is ...

Born 25 Jan 1954 in Amsterdam
Died 4 May 2018 in Aerdenhout
Age64 years, 3 months
Causeesophageal cancer
Renate Dorrestein
Renate Dorrestein
Renate Dorrestein tijdens de opening van expositie DIS, nav het gelijknamige gedicht van Jean Pierre Rawie, in het Atrium te Den Haag

About Renate Dorrestein

Renate Maria Dorrestein (25 January 1954 – 4 May 2018) was a Dutch writer, journalist and feminist. She started working as a junior journalist for the Dutch magazines Libelle and Panorama. During the period 1977 - 1982 she published in Het Parool, Viva, Onkruid and Opzij. Dorrestein published her first novel (Buitenstaanders) in 1983. Her sister's suicide had a great influence on her books. Dorrestein won the Annie Romein prize in 1993 for her complete body of work. A lot of Dorrestein's books were translated, and they were sold in 14 countries. In September 2017 Dorrestein publicly announced that she was suffering from esophageal cancer. She died on 4 May 2018 at the age of 64.