For more than two decades, Rob van Essen has been a crucial voice for Dutch literature. Building a genre close to autobiographical science-fiction, his novels both stimulate and disrupt. Be ready to be taken on a roller coaster and feel your stomach fly away. Like a crazy story about Rob’s deceased mother, coupled with a travel story populated by ironic robots and self-driving car cum detectives. Rob has translated works by Hannah Arendt and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and writes prolifically on his blog Reddend Zwemmen (Lifesaving Swimming). In Without Bones – his short story for Extra Extra nº16 – a pair of anatomically correct sex dolls and a government officiated deliveryman ring the doorbell.