Constantijn Huygens-prijs 2015

Adriaan van Dis awarded important Dutch oeuvre award

27 September 2015

Adriaan van Dis (1946) has been awarded the Constantijn Huygens-prijs 2015, an important Dutch oeuvre award. His wide-ranging oeuvre consists of poems, novels, stories, plays, and essays.

In the words of the jury:

Van Dis is the author of an impressive literary body of work. […] Novels like Tikkop and The Walker show his deep interest in the “other”, for other cultures and for refugees who live in Europe but in very different circumstances than ordinary citizens. His travels and interest in international literature have shaped him into a man of the world.

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