Christine Otten (Netherlands), writer, performer, and theater maker, is driven by a commitment to social issues; her novels are always inspired by real people or actual events. The Last Poets, her much-deserved literary breakthrough, was nominated for the Libris Literature Prize and has been adapted for the stage. The multifaceted Otten regularly performs at literary festivals and in theaters, is the co-founder and presenter of a literary variety show, and creator of the theater-project Prison Monologues. She teaches creative writing to prisoners.
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