Hagar Peeters

Hagar Peeters (b. 1972) has published several volumes of poetry: Enough Poems Written About Love Today (1999), Suitcases of Sea Air (2003), Runner of Light (2008) and Maturity (2011). She has won awards including the J.C. Bloem Poetry Prize, the Jo Peters Poetry Prize and the Poetry Day Prize, and was shortlisted for the position of Dutch Poet Laureate. In 2015 she published the novel Malva.



(De Bezige Bij, 2015, 240 pages)

Malva was the daughter of Pablo Neruda the Chilean poet. Born with hydrocephalus and soon disowned by her father, she lived with a foster family in the Netherlands until her death at eight years old, during the Second World War.

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