玛格丽特•德默尔 Margriet de Moor
After a career as a classical singer, Margriet de Moor (b. 1941, Noordwijk) decided to become a writer - a decision that has proved particularly felicitous. She was immediately recognised as a major talent, becoming one of the most popular writers in Dutch, and she went on to become a literary presence abroad with the international success of her novels First Grey, Then White, Then Blue and The Virtuoso. De Moor has since published successful novels including The Duke of Egypt and Kreutzer Sonata. Her sensitive, perceptive, delicate writing and the meticulous structure of her books slowly but surely carry the reader away and this holds true more than ever for her new novel Drowned, in which the shock that changes many human lives forever is meteorological: a disastrous flood that the writer bases with documentary precision on the floods that hit the Dutch province of Zeeland in 1953. Drowned was published in China earlier this year by Shanghai Literature and Arts.