Come tonight with stories… was a bestseller around Christmas 2018. The heartwarming, true stories of master storytellers at the Christmas table, around the Christmas tree or just near the central heating, struck a chord with the general public. The 2019 edition has been expanded to include stories by authors such as Tommy Wieringa, Rosita Steenbeek and Maarten ‘t Hart for even more storytelling pleasure. What better gift to pass on than a Christmas story?
In the heart of winter, when the days are shortest, all cultures, since long before the beginning of our Christian era, celebrate when the days get longer and the sunlight returns. And that celebration is accompanied by stories. The ancient Egyptians told of the birth of the sun god Osiris, the Greeks called him Helios. The Celts had Belenos, the Chinese Xihu, the Persians told about Mithras. They are stories about hope and connectedness, to remind us that good will triumph, about the miracle that there is always a new beginning.
Robert Alberdingk Thijm, Mano Bouzamour, Adriaan van Dis, Coot van Doesburgh, Maria Goos, Paul Haenen, Boris van der Ham, Maarten ‘t Hart, Marcia Luyten, Joost Röselaers, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Floris Tilanus, Nicoline Wisse Smit, Rosita Steenbeek, Nelleke Viëtor, Lot Vekemans, Marion Pauw, Jan Terlouw and Tommy Wieringa.