story: sifting sparks from snow

Aritha van Herk is a novelist, essayist, cultural commentator, editor, and professor. Her award-winning novels and essays have been published and praised nationally and internationally, and her work is the subject of dozens of studies, theses, and papers.

The author of hundreds of reviews and articles on contemporary literature and history, she is active in the cultural life of the west, the nation, and the world.