Sander Pleij is a journalist and arts and book editor for Vrij Nederland magazine. During his time with de Groene Amsterdammer magazine, he won Het Gouden Pennetje (Golden Pencil) for biggest journalistic talent. In 2014 Pleij won the Mercur for best magazine report of the year, for his interview with Rem Koolhaas. In 2019 his first novel, EXPLICADOR, is published in The Netherlands.

“Reading Sander Pleij I do feel two old admiration feelings tied in my memory with two old Dutch sports champions: the one in front of the powerful traction on the language, which reminds to me Jan Janssen climbing the Alpe d’Huez, and the one in front of its elasticity in torsions and accelerations, which was the wonder brought into football (and into my life too) by Johann Cruijff.”

– Sandro Veronesi

“Sander Pleij’s book EXPLICADOR talks about A. I. but it is all about  humor, yearning , fears as well as the other faults and virtues that makes us painfully and irreplaceably human.”  

– Etgar Keret

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Articles in English

Here, at Medium, you can find Sander’s articles in English on Rem Koolhaas, Moshin Hamid, Yuval Noah Harari and his 2 years as a cyborg.