Lidewijde Paris

Lidewijde created The Embassy of Reading, an organization that promotes the pleasures of literature through workshops, presentations, and books. Her experience in the international book world includes working as Publisher for Querido and founding Ailantus Publishers (which was later acquired by Nieuw Amsterdam Publishers).

Lidewijde holds a master’s degree in Dutch Language and Literature from Utrecht University and a master’s in Typography and Packaging from Utrecht’s Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (College for the Arts). She is the author of the books How I Read and How I Read Short Stories; a member of the Dutch Foundation for Literature (Nederlands Letterfonds); a book reviewer; a speaker on literary topics, and the creator/host of the live-event series How I Read Films (Hoe lees ik een film).

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