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Hendrik Groen

Biography

Hendrik Groen is the pseudonym of the author of Pogingen om iets van het leven te maken. Het geheime dagboek van Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 jaar (Attempts to Make Something of Life. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old). For a long time, his real identity was not known and there were various hypotheses, including: Arnon Grunberg, Stijn Aerden, Marcel Verreck, Marcel van Roosmalen, Sylvia Witteman, Remco Campert, Nico Dijkshoorn, Carel Helder, Robert Vuijsje, A.L. Snijders and Youp van ‘t Hek. However, it has since been learned that he was a librarian, born in 1955, who lives in North Amsterdam, called Peter de Smet. Little else is known about him.

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Hendrik Groen (in Dutch)
Wie is toch de mysterieuze (nep)bejaarde Hendrik Groen uit Noord? (in Dutch)
Mysterie ten einde: bejaarde bestsellerschrijver Hendrik Groen is gevonden (in Dutch)
Peter de Smet is Hendrik Groen (in Dutch)
Het gissen kan stoppen: schrijver Hendrik Groen is Peter de Smet (in Dutch)
Spel is uit voor Hendrik Groen en zijn bestseller-dagboeken (in Dutch)