Konstantin Huygens Prize for Novels, Stories and Poems by Marion Bloom

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The novels, stories and poems by Marion Bloom have been awarded the Konstantin Huygens Prize today. It was announced on NPO Radio 1 plastic.

“Not only modern and archaeological indo As of 2020, a must-read for anyone interested in the topic of identity, is personal, original, compelling, and written with great social commitment. From the first book, this applies to her entire work,” says the jury at the Jean Cambert Foundation, which is responsible for the award.

“I’m still in a daze, but I’m happy and of course missing my biggest fan, but I know he’s enjoying something,” Bloom says on Twitter. Bloom’s husband Evan Wolfers He passed away on October 7..

Bloom is celebrating her 70th birthday this year, and her 50th anniversary as a writer. Her first book was published in 1972 Not an ordinary Indian girl, which sold 350,000 copies. Her latest novel will be published next winter village girls.

In addition to being a writer, Bloom is also a visual and documentary artist and filmmaker.

An amount of €12,000 is attached to the Constantijn Huygens Prize. Previous winners have been Peter Verhelst (2001), Guus Kuijer (2020), Stefan Hertmans (2019), Nelleke Noordervliet (2018), Hans Tentije (2017), Atte Jongstra (2016) and Adriaan van Dis (2015).

Three other prizes were awarded today. Dominique de Groen won her package snakes Jean Cambert Prize (6000 euros) Jury: “Dominique de Gruen watches like a hawk.”

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Marjan Slopp won the J. Gryshoff (also €6000) for her book at the Biennale empty skyl, for unity. The label reads “a dynamic environment for creativity”.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on February 12 at the Ann Het Spuy Theater in The Hague. The Jean Cambert Foundation was founded in 1947 and is named after the poet who lived in The Hague for a long time and wrote the famous poem of resistance Eighteen dead Wrote.

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