Simone Atangana Bekono was awarded the Poetry Debut Prize Aan Zee for her collection How the First Sparks Became Visible, translated from Dutch by David Colmer (2017). The prize is intended to stimulate young talent in poetry. Atangana Bekono was praised for the anger that resounds in her poetry and her unique voice.
In 2016-2017 she took part in the Slow Writing Lab, an initiative by the Dutch Foundation for Literature in cooperation with literary production house Wintertuin and three creative writing programmes to stimulate young talented writers.
- Slow Writing Lab
- Work by Simone Atangana Bekono in our translation’s database