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Cornelisse, Paulien

Paulien Cornelisse (1976) is an author, comedian and columnist. She made her novel-debut with the rollicking office serial De verwarde cavia (‘The Office Life of a Guinea Pig’). As of now, it sold over 100.000 copies. Her non-fiction book 'Taal is zeg maar echt mijn ding' (‘Language Is Like Totally My Thing’, 2009) sold 700.000 copies and was awarded the prestigious Tollensprijs for its ‘remarkable literary achievement.’ Her comedy shows have received numerous prizes. Paulien Cornelisse lives in Amsterdam, having previously lived in Japan and the USA. She is a co-founder of Echt Gebeurd, the Dutch version of The Moth.

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