Martin Michael Driessen

Martin Michael Driessen (b. 1954) is a director of plays and operas, a translator and a writer. He made his debut in 1999 with the novel Gars, which was followed in 2012 by Vader van God (Father of God) and in 2013 by Een ware held (A True Hero), all of them acclaimed by the press and nominated for literary prizes. His work has been translated into Italian, German and Hungarian. 2015 saw the publication of the weighty novel Lizzie, written in collaboration with poet Liesbeth Lagemaat. Rivers (2016) was awarded with the prestigious ECI Literature Prize (formerly the AKO).



(G.A. van Oorschot, 2016, 140 pages)

In the three novellas that make up this book, the main role is assigned to the flowing water of the river. Here the river is the last refuge for a stranded life, an opening onto new worlds, or the distributor of worldly goods, love and power. In all three, Driessen demonstrates his great narrative talent.

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