About Marion Bloem

Marion Bloem (born 24 August 1952 in Arnhem, The Netherlands) is a Dutch writer and film maker of Indo (Eurasian) descent, best known as author of the literary acclaimed book “Geen gewoon Indisch meisje” (No Ordinary Indo Girl) and director of the 2008 feature film “Ver van familie” (Far from Family).

Bloem is a second generation Indo immigrant born into a family of four children. Her parents, Alexander and Jacqueline Bloem, repatriated from Indonesia in 1950. Her father is a survivor of the Junyo Maru disaster. Bloem, herself a psychologist, is married to Dutch author and physician Ivan Wolffers. She has one son named Kaja and is a grandmother.

In addition to her career as an author, poet and filmmaker, Bloem is a painter who exhibits around Europe.
Her home page is www.marionbloem.com