Press room

International publication of 'So, you're an orphan now'


Monday, 9 December 2013


On December 18th 2013, the autobiographic book 'So, you're an orphan now', written by Jojanneke van den Bosch (Netherlands, 1975), will be internationally published. Van den Bosch became an orphan at age fourteen. The book reveals uncomfortable, confrontational and unexpected truths about growing up without parents in a modern country, and provides practical suggestions for people around them. The book provides an outline of the paradox between the existence and the invisibility of these young people and those who do not recognize them. The first edition was in Dutch and was released in January 2013.


  • Autobiographic book about growing up as an orphan in a modern country

  • Practical suggestions for people around today's young orphans

  • Read the introduction and two chapters for free before official publication

Press inquiries

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