Willem G. van Maanen
Willem G. van Maanen (b. 1920) made his debut in 1953 with Droom is het leven (Dream is Life). His novels De onrustzaaier (The Troublemaker, 1955), De dierenhater (The Animal Hater, 1960) and Het nichtje van Mozart (Mozart’s Niece, 1983) were honoured with important literary awards. In 2004 Van Maanen was awarded the Constantijn Huygens Prize for his entire oeuvre.