'I write what I want. I write anything, from essays, to novels and poems. I don't write to entertain but to explore an idea or ideas. In this way, it is philosophical. Writing also helps me understand things and gives meaning to my life.'
Dide Siemmond has written seven books, two short conceptual theatre plays and an educational children’s story to be illustrated to date.
Her first book was described by DBC Pierre, winning author of the UK’s most prestigious literary prize the Man Booker Prize, as a ‘winner’ and compared to Jeffrey Eugenides’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Middlesex. Other books deal with the topics of old age and memory loss, heaven, Existentialism and the meaning of life, justice and legal systems and the crossover between fact and fiction. She writes fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, short stories, flash fiction and aphorisms.
Some of her written projects are solely text-based; others have other artistic counterparts, such as one of her books that has a musical counterpart composed using her own method of composition or some of her poems that link with sculptures.
If you would like to see examples of her writing or get into contact with her about her writing, please go to the 'Contact' page and email her. For legal and copyright purposes, she does not exhibit her written work here.