Saskia van der Linden

Location The Hague, Netherlands
Website http://

About Me

I was born and bored in 1969 in Delft, The Netherlands. I have an MA in Dutch Language and Literature from the University of Leiden. In 1997 I moved to England, where I held various jobs as an Administrator and Dutch Tutor, often combining the two. After eight years I moved back to The Netherlands and am now residing in The Hague. By day I'm a Team Assistant at Shell, by night I'm a writer. In between I work as a web columnist for Dutch feminist magazine 'Opzij'. Publications include ‘My life before I met & married Mick Jagger’ (BBC Shropshire website 2004), ‘Jack’ (The Sun website 2008) and ‘No. 3840251’ (Quill & Ink website 2007). I finished my first novel 'Stockholm Syndrome' in 2006 and am now looking for a publisher.

Why do you write?

I've written ever since I could hold a pen... It started off with diary entries from the age of nine. I now have some three book shelves full of brightly coloured notebooks, which I hope to use as my material for all the short stories and novels I still want to write. Sometimes I want to burn them and cut my notebook budget, but I always end up feeling empty and distressed if I haven't written for a couple of weeks. So, if no one's going to read my work, it's still served the purpose of keeping me sane.

Any favorite authors? Books?

My favourite books include 'The remains of the day' by Kazuo Ishiguro, 'The secret history' by Donna Tartt, 'What is the what' by Dave Eggers and too many other works to mention here!

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Siolo Thompson – Mar 07, 2009

Hi Saskia! Thank you fro dropping by my webpage. It's a pleasure to meet you and congrats on the completion of your novel! Good luck finding a publisher, I am working on a novel and dont even want to think about the publishing process, ugg... Good luck to you with everything.

Tracey Curzon-Manners – Feb 14, 2009

We are similar writers and thinkers I see from your stories. I tend to keep my postings on the blog fairly short too which attracts readers because there is not so much labour involved. I enjoyed reading all of them.

Tracey Curzon-Manners – Feb 13, 2009

How wonderful are you for looking at the blog! We lived in London for about 5 years back in the late 80's early 90's Only been back once since so I'm sure a lot has changed

I've only been on this site for a few days and under my own name which is scary. At least on the blog I can hide. Would like to add you as a contact if that's OK. I love your first name.

Tracey Curzon-Manners – Feb 13, 2009

I loved the film of Remains of the Day but haven't read the book. I completely identify with feeling empty and distressed when not writing.

Where abouts in England did you live?

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