Saturday 10 July 2021 – 22:00 AM Foto: Photonews I by Editors
For 30 years, Hermann Prosselmanns has been publishing an average of two books per year. In almost every autobiographical book, a number of themes are repeated, including his childhood in Hamm in East Flanders. For years he had intended to write a book about this period, and his relationship with the much younger Lina has something to do with that.
“That’s why I want to write this book: because I realize more and more that childhood defines me. More than I thought,” says Hermann in Het Laatste Nieuws. “Since I’ve been with Lena, it amazes me even more. Everyone talks about the age difference between us (Hermann is 63, Lena is 28, editor), but the cultural difference may be greater.”
Boerke uit Hamme
“She comes from the heart of Amsterdam, her parents are graphic designers, and she went to the best schools…,” the writer told. “I’ve always stayed ‘Boerke’ from Hamme. But I’m not ashamed of it.”
He subtly describes the term “farmer from Hamme”: “Don’t sell too much nonsense and don’t be too stupid,” it seems. That’s what it’s up to. He concludes that all this ‘wake-up bullshit’ is not mine.
“Coffee fanatic. Friendly zombie aficionado. Devoted pop culture practitioner. Evil travel advocate. Typical organizer.”