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Zeeman's zealousness

Winternachten 2 -
Marjolijn Februari, Antjie Krog, Frans Timmermans en Bas Heijne - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Marjolijn Februari, Antjie Krog, Frans Timmermans en Bas Heijne - foto Serge Ligtenberg

On 27 July 2009 Michaël Zeeman died. He was only 50. His love of books and literature were unequalled. Books were his friends, his relatives, his loves. As a host Zeeman was attached to Winternachten for thirteen years. His death is not only a great loss for cultural life in the Netherlands, but for the festival as well. He leaves behind a gap which no-one can fill. But spiritually is he still with us. In Zeeman's Zealousness Bas Heijne talks to people from the world of the arts and politics about responsibility and inspiration; themes which were very dear to him. With poet/writer Antjie Krog, philosopher/writer Marjolijn Februari and foreign minister of state Frans Timmermans. Host: Bas Heijne. In Dutch