Sarah Sluimer studied Theatre Studies and Literature at the University of Amsterdam and Performance Studies at Utrecht University. She worked as assistant dramaturge at ITA and later as curator for De Balie, and has since published as a publicist and columnist in NRC Handelsblad, Opzij, Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland, Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and De Correspondent. Together with Willem Bosch, she wrote the column collection Ontaarde ouders in 2016. She later made her debut in 2018 with her first novel Keizer. In 2020, she released her second novel, De Stilte, which depicts a future after the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work in theatre includes playing a monologue in De Indië Monologen and writing a play for Mugmetdegoudentand about the Jewish Council in Amsterdam. She has a weekly column in NRC Handelsblad on Saturday. Next year she will write a play for director Erik Whien at Theater Rotterdam.