Frank Martinus Arion
Frank Martinus Arion (1936-2015) is the most important black Dutch-language author from the Netherlands Antilles. His debut novel, Double Play, was the perfect springboard for his literary career. It won the Van der Hoogt Prize and has been reprinted countless times; in 2017, it was made into a movie. Arion was someone who not only professed his ideas in numerous debates and articles, but also in his novels. After Double Play came Afscheid van de koningen (Farewell to the Queen, 1975), Nobele wilden (Noble Savages, 1979), De laatste vrijheid (The Last Freedom, 1995), De deserteurs (The Deserters, 2006), and a collection of short stories titled De eeuwige hond (The Eternal Dog, 2001).