(The Hague, 1933) debuted in 1955 with the novel Philip en de anderen (Philip and the Others), a melancholic tale of an adolescent traveller through France. After that, he single-handedly introduced the genre of travel journalism in the Netherlands. His Berlijnse notities (Berlin Notes) was awarded the first Literaturpreis zum 3. Oktober. Rituelen (Rituals) got a lot of attention. Among his other works are (poetry): De doden zoeken een huis (The Dead are Searching for a House); Het zwarte gedicht (The Black Poem); Het gezicht van het oog (The Face of the Eye); (prose): De verliefde gevangene (Prisoner in Love), Een middag in Bruay (An Afternoon in Bruay); Een nacht in Tunesië (A Night in Tunesia); Een ochtend in Bahia (A Bahia Morning); De Parijse beroerte (The Paris Stroke); Een avond in Isfahan (An Evening in Isfahan); Voorbije passages (Past passages); De filosoof zonder ogen (The Philosopher Without Eyes).
Archive available for: Cees Nooteboom
'There was a time which, according to some, still continues. In that time the Netherlands was much bigger than now.' This is how Cees Nooteboom once began a fairytale about the Netherlands. In his opening speech about a journey to a dreamed Netherlands he continued his quest into those known and unknown areas in Winternachten. Lieve Joris talked to him. Maarten Asscher is host. Dutch spoken.
Shortly before the festival two works were published in the Netherlands with a poetic overview of the work of Cees Nooteboom and Breyten Breytenbach. In Lady One, 99 love poems, Breytenbachs most beautiful love poems were collected. Bitterzoet is a choice of 45 years of poetry by Cees Nooteboom, in addition to some new poems. Daan Cartens led the discussion with both poets (Dutch spoken).