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Harry Mulisch

Harry Mulisch - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Harry Mulisch - foto Serge Ligtenberg

Harry Mulisch (1927) is one of the most important Dutch post WWII writers. He has written fifteen novels Archibald Strohalm (1952), Het stenen bruidsbed(1959), Bericht aan de rattenkoning(1966), Twee vrouwen (1975), De aanslag (1982), De ontdekking van de hemel (1992)and Siegfried (2001), among others. In addition, he has published poetry, short stories, essays and plays. With De ontdekking van de hemel (The Discovery of Heaven) he won the 1993 Multatuli Prize. In 1995 he received the Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren (Prize of Dutch Letters). In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Amsterdam. In his life Mulisch has received numerous other prizes and decorations. Four of his novels were adapted for film and his work has been translated in some thirty languages. WWII, which he the son of a jewish mother and a German father has shaped him profoundly, supplying the material for a large part of his oeuvre.

(WIN2008)

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  • Winternachten 2008 – Winternachten vrijdagavond

    Memory, speak

    Three writers of international stature talk about the fear of forgetting the past and the task of the writer to recall that past. 'I am the Second World War', Mulisch once claimed about himself. In the work of Shafak and Krog national history also plays an important role. Interview by Rudi Wester. Partly in Dutch and in English.