Lot Vekemans (1965) studied Social Geography at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. After her study she visited the Writerschool “t Colofon” in Amsterdam and graduated there in 1993 as a playwright. Since 1995 she has written numerous plays for adults as well as for children.
In 2005 she received the prestigious award “Van der Vies” (three year award for the best play) for Truckstop and Zus van. With her play Gif (poison) she was awarded with the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs 2010 (award for the best Dutch play staged in 2009/2010).
In April 2012, her first novel ‘Een bruidsjurk uit Warschau’ (A bridal gown from Warsaw) was published and nominated for the Anton Wachterprijs 2012 (two year award for the best Dutch/Flemish debut). This novel has been translated into Norwegian and German. In 2016 Lot Vekemans’ translated oeuvre was awarded in Germany with the Ludwig Mullheims Theaterpreis 2016
Her plays have been translated in more than 15 languages and have been staged successfully in almost 30 countries around the world.
Her most famous plays (still staged around the world):
Truckstop – translated into 4 languages and staged in 6 countries
Sister of (Zus Van) – translated into 7 languages and staged in 8 countries
Judas – translated into 3 languages and staged in 6 countries
Poison (Gif) – translated into 8 languages and staged in 14 countries