Rosita Steenbeek

Rosita Steenbeek is a Dutch writer and journalist. She was born on 16 juli 1959 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She studied Italian language and literature at the University of Amsterdam, and later earned a PhD in classics from the University of Rome.

Steenbeek has written numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her debut novel “De laatste vrouw” was published in 1994 and won the Van der Hoogt Prize. Some of her other well-known works include “Ander licht” (2002), “Coccole” (2009), and “Wie is mijn naaste?” (2016). She has also written about her own life experiences, including “Het beloofde land” (2000), a memoir about her time living in Israel, and “Reismeisje” (2006), which chronicles her travels around the world.

In addition to her writing career, Steenbeek is a regular commentator on cultural and social issues in the Dutch media. She has received several awards for her work, including the Italian literary prize “Premio Letterario Internazionale” in 2015.