'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 to date, originally commissioned by an international touring theatre company, and an educational children’s story to be illustrated.
Her books include: One psychological novel about gender confusion 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. One novel about old age and memory loss. One philosophical novel about heaven. One unfinished collection of essays, poems and short stories, spanning her life. One philosophical novella critising and elaborating on Jean-Paul Sartre’s concept of Existentialism. One criticising modern justice systems by using different methods of writing within a fictional narrative. One using a different writing style to combine fact and fiction.
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. She will later bring visual art even further into her projects.
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.