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Gregor Verwijmeren studied Language and Culture Studies at Utrecht University and guitar at the conservatory in the same town. He published fiction in – among others – De Gids and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. In 2018 De vorm van geluid (The shape of sound) was published by Van Oorschot, the oldest surviving independent publisher in the Netherlands. It is the first novel about tinnitus (and music and sounds) published by a mainstream publishing house. Its first print sold out in just four weeks.

Gregor is currently working on his second novel, for which he received a grant from the Dutch Foundation for Literature. April 2021 he will attend the European First Novel Festival in Budapest (postponed due to Covid) as the Dutch representative. Besides writing Gregor works as a music cataloguer at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He is the father of three children and in his free time enjoys cooking and playing tennis.