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Lauren

Lauren is a journalist and columnist who has covered the Netherlands for TIME magazine, CBS Radio, CBC, The Chicago Tribune, Dutchnews.nl and others since 1996, when she made the move from New Amsterdam to Old. A former deputy editor of Time Out Amsterdam, where she wrote the family issues column “Domestic Blitz,” she lives with her two daughters and Jack Russell Lucy, who often become fodder for her columns. A podcaster and creator of content large and small, Lauren’s also written an award-winning screenplay that’s still searching for a producer. An avid reader, Lauren loves most to escape into fiction after long days spent in reality. She’s keen to be part of the ABC family, working on creating great content! You can follow her on Twitter @LaurenComiteau

Happy Pride Month!

By Lauren and Lília It’s Pride Month, celebrated every June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, when the gay community protested against its treatment by police. These days, June is a month of celebration and awareness about the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, but it’s especially marked in the US. [...]

The Pulitzer Prizes 2024

By Lauren The 2024 winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes were announced earlier this week at New York’s Columbia University. Read on to see what they are and what the jurists had to say about them. Fiction Night Watch by Jayne Anne Phillips “A beautifully rendered [...]

The International Booker Prize 2024: The Shortlist

Written by Lauren Always looking for good book recs, we at ABC love spring’s literary award season. Last week, the International Booker Prize 2024 shortlist was announced in recognition of “the best works of literature originally written in languages other than English which have been translated and published in the UK [...]

What to read this Black History Month

Written by Lauren It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month in the United States and Canada, a celebration and recognition of Black culture and history and its enduring legacy in lands far removed from the African continent. At the ABC, we’ve put together a list of reading recommendations for Black [...]

X: ABC Top 5 2023 Edition: Lauren, Maarten and Lília

Here we go again with our 5(ish) favorite reads of 2023! We try very hard to keep it to five, but it’s not always possible. So, there may be five or six suggestions, an A and a B list, memorable reads or just plain marvelous books. This year we’re presenting [...]

Best business books of the year

Written by Lauren The Financial Times and Schroeders Group (investment managers) just announced the shortlist for their 2023 Business Book of the Year. The six finalists, awarded to the author(s) of the book providing the “most compelling and enjoyable” insight into the most pressing business issues of the day, include works [...]

2023-09-28T15:13:04+02:00Tags: , , , |

Queer & Pride in Amsterdam

Written by Lauren With Amsterdam's legendary Canal Parade capping off the city's Pride festivities this weekend, our Natalia shares her thoughts on what Amsterdam gets right and where there's still room for improvement. Born and bred Amsterdammer Natalia Lloyd has been working at The American Book Center in [...]

2023-08-05T10:24:42+02:00Tags: , , , , |
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