Alicja Gescinska (b. 1981) is one of the leading young philosophers in Belgium and the Netherlands. Her book ‘De verovering van de vrijheid’ (The Conquest of Freedom, 2011) drew much praise. Her debut novel ‘Een soort van liefde’ ('A Kind of Love', 2016) won her the Debuutprijs 2017 and earned her a nomination for the Confituur Boekhandelsprijs. She has also presented the philosophical television programme ‘Wanderlust’, featuring philosophical conversations with internationally renowned philosophers, writers, scientists and artists. ‘At Home in Music’ was nominated for the Socratesbeker 2019.
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