Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
Classicist Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (b. 1968) has published poetry, stage plays, essays, columns, travel accounts, stories, political satires and four novels written in the spirit of Rabelais. In Het grote baggerboek (The Big Book of Dredgings, 2004) and in Het ware leven, een roman (Real Life. A Novel, 2006) he played a game with world literature and divided the critics. La Superba (2014) showed Pfeijffer’s engaged side. It was received with unanimous enthusiasm and won him the Libris Literature Prize.