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Daan Heerma van Voss

Daan Heerma van Voss - foto Merlijn Doomernik
Daan Heerma van Voss - foto Merlijn Doomernik

(Amsterdam, NL, 1986) is considered the great hope for Dutch literature. In 2011 he reveived De Tegel, a journalism prize, together with Daniël van der Meer for the interview series Het Decennium (The Decade). His 2010 debut novel Een Zondagsman (A Sunday Man), about a psychiatrist whose wife is in a coma, garnered widespread praise. His 2013 autobiographical novel De Vergeting (The Forgetting), about the day he lost his memory, was also enthusiastically received. 70 was published the same year, part three of a trilogy he wrote together with Jamal Ouariachi and David Pefko. In 2014, his hefty novel Het land 32 (Land 32) was both hailed and lambasted in the press. Together with his younger brother Thomas, he then wrote the thriller Ultimatum. His latest work, Een verlate reis (A Belated Trip), is an account of his visit to Auschwitz. In 2015, for De Volkskrant newsaper, he produced an interview series about the world of the unemployed and a reportage of his visit to Dutch troops in Mali.


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  • Winternachten 2016 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Seven Deadly Sins

    Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger and sloth. The seven deadly sins are inseparable from literature, film and visual art. The festival asked seven authors to each choose one and write a fresh text about it. Tonight you'll hear sinful stories from home and abroad, with accompanying music by Dick van der Harst. A superb literary-musical programme to enjoy with abandon. José Eduardo Agualusa, Slavenka Drakulić, Mira Feticu, Petina Gappah, Daan Heerma van Voss, Andrej Kurkov and Neel Mukherjee read in their own language, with simultaneous translations projected in English and Dutch.

  • Winternachten 2016 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    The Text of my Life: Daan Heerma van Voss

    In Filmhuis Studio A the festival's guest writers present their favourite literary texts and explain why a particular poem, novel excerpt, or song lyric influenced their life and work. Which memory, what feeling does this text call up for them? A continuous interview programme, in which the audience also talks with the writers. Hosted by Wim Brands. In Dutch