Perdu is a literary foundation specialized in poetry and the crossovers between literature and other art forms. Perdu is particulary interested in (theoretical) reflection on, and innovative developments within the field of literature. Those aspects of literature that remain under exposed within the mainstream literary scene receive special attention.
Perdu organizes literary events called De Avonden [The Evenings] and workshops in creative writing. It furthermore owns a specialized poetry bookstore and a small publishing house. About fourty volunteers, a technician and office manager are responsible for Perdu's daily affairs. They are assisted by a director and supervised by a board. Perdu offers its theater for rent.
Steve Scheirsen, director ad interim
Ruben Ing, office manager and space rental
Shira Wolfe, pr & communications
Bram Giebels and Sybren Danz
Avonden, programming editors
Canan Marasligil (artistiek coördinator), Ranwa Alamsi, Asha Karami, Alec Mateo en Maxime Garcia Diaz.
Bookstore, buying and selling
Pyet van Brink, Ineke Overtoom (coördinator), Peter Prins, Nickie Theunissen, Mark Putman Cramer (coördinator) and Sveva de Valk.
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Phil Baber and Cato van Schaik
Jeroen van Rooij
Hannah van Binsbergen
Farid Anas Mutala, John Bouzan, Tanbir Hussein, Erick Kazadi Tshamala, Maggy Robberegt, Rob Sander (coördinator) & Jane Voogt.
Hosts Nina Cohen, Maggy Robberegt, Rob Sander (coördinator), Cato van Schaik, Sveva De Valk, Frederika van der Velden, Xenia Gregory and Ellis Peeters.
Nisrine Mbarki (chairman)
Naeeda Aurangzeb (treasurer)
Marjon Bolwijn (board member)
Louis Andriessen (composer)
Arie Boomsma (presentator, writer)
Geert Buelens (poet, professor in Dutch Literature)
Charlotte Dumas (artist)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger (poet, novelist)
Piet Gerbrandy (poet, critic, classicist)
David Grossman (writer)
Michiel van Kempen (writer, professor Caribean Literature)
Chris Keulemans (founder Perdu, writer, former artistic director De Tolhuistuin)
Erik Lindner (poet, novelist, critic)
Charlotte Mutsaers (writer, artist)
Ulli d'Oliveira, (jurist, literary scholar, founder literary magazine Merlijn)
Tonnus Oosterhoff (writer)
Rob Schouten (writer, critic)
Mustafa Stitou (poet)
Willem van Toorn (poet)
Ilonka Verdurmen (artistic director School der Poëzie)