Who is Jeroen Bakker?
Jeroen Bakker was born on may 30th 1981 in the town of Velsen, Holland. Three and a halve years later there came a little sister and the family was complete. In 1986 the family relocated to Heemskerk, Holland. In 2001 Jeroen was diagnosed with dyslexia. In retrospect when in 2008 the diagnoses Asperger (a Autistic Spectrum Disorder) was made it became clear why Jeroen had such difficult times at school and why he had to go through some dark times. None the less Jeroen remains persistent and his artistic talents surface. Next to several jobs Jeroen commits himself during the years to write poetry (since 1996) and prose and he appears to be a reasonable composer as well. In 2009 Jeroen had a small hand in the realization of the Frysian translation of The Hobbit, which was written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Further he composed music to a few poems poems including but not limited to; a poem by famed Dutch poet Petrus Augustus de Génestet (Waar en Hoe) and a poem from the Frysian Hobbit with the beautiful title ‘Wyn fan de Draak’. Currently Jeroen works at a radio station and combines this work with writing and composing. The book Verloren uurtjes is the first evidence of the talents of Jeroen. After the publication of the 'Verloren uurtjes' Jeroen initiated the publication of a book about Austism, 'De Wereld om met Autisme', in which 27 Autithors colaborated.
Currently Jeroen works on his autobiography, several compositions and probably something else will emerge from his creative mind.