Writer Persis Bekkering is drawn towards classical culture. You’ll find her in the plush seats of the concert hall, notebook in hand, penning lines for scintillating reviews. The novel Een heldenleven (A Heroic Life) expands upon notions of perfectionism and mastery, by taking up the figure of the artistic genius. The main character, Igor, is a celebrated photographer and virtuoso violinist, but the flawlessness of his work begins to cause frustration. Discover Persis’ short story in Extra Extra, taking place across floors, inside a lift.