Margriet de Moor
Margriet de Moor (b. 1941) debuted with a collection of stories, Op de rug gezien (Seen From Behind, 1988). A year later, Dubbelportret (Double Portrait) appeared, three novellas in one volume. Together these publications earned her the Van der Hoogt Prize. De Moor’s highly praised first novel, Eerst grijs dan wit dan blauw (First Grey, Then White, Then Blue, 1990) won her the AKO Literature Prize, for which De virtuoos (The Virtuoso, 1993) was also nominated. She has since published novels such as Hertog van Egypte (Duke of Egypt, 1996), Kreuzersonate (The Kreutzersonata, 2001) and De verdronkene (Drowned, 2005). Her most recent novel, De kegelwerper (The Juggler), came out in 2006. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages.