Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter.

She works in different media, ranging from performance art, music theatre, installation, video, drawing and photography to toys for pigs.

Eva released four albums and two EP's, and she played concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England and the USA. More information and music can be found here.

Her first novel Het schuwste dier (Prometheus) was published in 2011 and was nominated for the Academica Literatuurprijs, the Gouden Boekenuil and the Vrouw&Proza DebuutPrijs. Short stories and poems have been published in Dutch and Belgian literary magazines, such as De Revisor, Tirade and De Brakke Hond. Her second novel Dagpauwoog was published in November 2013, to critical acclaim. In 2016 the book Dierentalen (Animal Languages), a popular philosophical book about nonhuman animal languages and the question what language actually is, was published. Her third novel Het vogelhuis (Bird Cottage), was published in September 2016 and chosen as one of the books of the month by DWDD book panel on national television. It won the readers' prize of the BNG Bank Literatuurprijs and has been nominated for the Libris Literatuurprijs and the ECI Literatuurprijs. Dierentalen and Het vogelhuis will be or have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Polish, Swedish and Turkish, Dierentalen will also be translated into Italian, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Taiwanese en Czech. In 2017 De soldaat was een dolfijn was published, an essay about political animals, which will be translated into German and won the 2018 Hypatia prize. In 2018 Eva won the Halewijnprijs for all her books. In 2019, De grenzen van mijn taal, a philosophical investigation into depression (forthcoming in translation in English, Polish, Turkish and German, nominated for the Bookspot Literatuurprijs), and Voorwaarts, a novel, were published (forthcoming translation: German). When animals speak: Towards an interspecies democracy, her first academic book, will be published in October 2019 by the New York University Press.

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Eva succesfully defended her PhD thesis in philosophy, titled 'Political Animal Voices' (University of Amsterdam) in September 2017 (cum laude). It was awarded the Praemium Erasmianum Dissertation Prize in 2018. She taught (animal) philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and is the chair of the Dutch OZSW study group for Animal Ethics, and Minding Animals The Netherlands. Academic publications can be found here. Her academic work has been translated into French, Italian and Spanish. In september 2018 she began working as a postdoctoral researcher in a four year project about nonhuman animal agency at the University of Wageningen. She writes philosophical columns for Dutch newspaper Trouw.

Eva also has a weblog (in Dutch, but with drawings and photographs) and she gives many talks.



photograph: Robin Haig