Victor Schiferli (the Netherlands)

Victor Schiferli

Victor Schiferli studied Dutch at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a policy adviser at the NLPVF (1992-2001) and editor of Dutch fiction at De Bezige Bij (2001-2007). He made his debut as a poet in 2000 with At an Open Window, which was nominated for that year’s C. Buddingh’ Prize. It was followed in 2005 by the collection Vanished Waiters and in 2008 by Speech in a Bush, nominated for the Hugues C. Pernath Prize. He has compiled a number of anthologies and was editor of the literary magazine Bunker Hill. He is now a freelance critic and journalist for newspapers, magazines and websites, including that of Cees Nooteboom (www.ceesnooteboom.com).