Thomas van Aalten

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Born 1978, September 26
Huissen, Gelderland
Occupation Writer
Nationality Dutch

Thomas van Aalten (born September 26, 1978 in Huissen, Gelderland) is a Dutch writer. He made his debut with a story in the literary magazine Zoetermeer, at the age of 19. Van Aalten has written the novels Sneeuwbeeld (2000),[1] Tupelo (2001),[2] Sluit Deuren en Ramen (2003),[3] Coyote (2006) and De Onderbreking (2009)[4] and several articles for magazines such as 3VOOR12, Passionate, VARA TV Magazine, Revu and Vrij Nederland. Van Aalten's style is characterized by absurd dialogues, creepy atmospheres and strange characters. He is a F.C. St. Pauli enthusiast and fan of rock music like Motörhead, The Sisters of Mercy. Van Aalten also often works together with Berlin-based burlesque filmmaker Edwin Brienen.

His 'fifth novel' was a stunt; Exile appeared only on a mobile phone after sending an SMS text message.[5] The story contained comments on the abuse of new technologies.


  1. ^ "Likkende vlammen, rottende schedels, instortende nieuwbouw". Trouw. 8 April 2000. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "De vervreemding is volledig". Recensieweb. 17 May 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Boeken fictie". Trouw. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "De Onderbreking". LLiNK. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Roman alleen op mobieltje". De Volkskrant. 12 March 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 

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