About me

Maria Groot is a freelance journalist

I am curious. That is why I am interested in a wide range of topics, from fake organs to angry artists.

I write. My work has appeared in Slate (US), Courrier International (FR), De Groene Amsterdammer (NL), De Standaard (BE), Roads & Kingdoms (US), MO* (BE), Reader’s Digest (US), Apache (BE) and Internazionale (IT) among others.

I move around. I was born in The Netherlands (in 1983) lived in Belgium for over ten years, spend a year and a half in Sicily and found my new home in Ireland.

I study. I hold a postgraduate degree in International Research Journalism, a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and another bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.