Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter.
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 is nominated for the Libris Literatuurprijs. It will be translated into English (Pushkin Press), German (btb Verlag), French and Arabic. Dierentalen will also be translated into German (Matthes & Seitz) and French.
Eva is currently working on a PhD project in philosophy, titled 'Political Animal Voices', at the University of Amsterdam, where she also teaches. She is the chair of the Dutch 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.
photograph: Robin Haig