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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld - foto Jeroen Jumelet
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld - foto Jeroen Jumelet

(Netherlands, 1991) won the 2016 C. Buddingh Prize for best poetry debut for Kalfvlies (Calf's Membrane, 2015), followed in 2019 by her collection Fantoommerrie (Phantom Mare). Her poems are riddle-like prose stories featuring notably strong metaphors. She writes about grand themes like death and loneliness, and about her experiences as the country girl who goes to study in the big city. The first Dutch writer to do so, Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker Prize for The Discomfort of Evening, the English translation by Michele Hutchison of her 2018 debut novel De avond is ongemak. In 2021 she published her second novel Mijn lieve gunsteling (My Dear Favorite), in which a veterinarian and a farmer's daughter develop a mutual obsessive fascination. Her new poetry collection Komijnsplitsers (Cumin Splitters), to be published in February 2022, explores what it means be home: in a house, within oneself, and in relation to others.

(WU 2022)

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  • Winternachten 2017

    World Stories at Dakota Theatre

    With: Denise Jannah, Francis Broekhuijsen, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

    There's nothing better than telling one another stories in these times of selfies and snapchat! World Stories now has become a beautiful tradition at Dakota Theatre: bring along an object that has a good story attached to it and tell it!

    Denise Jannah starts off the afternoon with her story, and of course she sings for us too. Young poetry talent Marieke Rijneveld - winner of the C.Buddingh' Prize 2016 for the best Dutch-language poetry debut for her poem collection Kalfsvlies - will read from her work, just like the Haagse Hogeschool students from drama teacher Martine Zeeman. Host Francis Broekhuijsen sends a warm invitation your way! A programme in Dutch - For English storytelling see 'World Stories in ISS".

  • Winternachten 2017 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    The Book of My Life: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

    The poet talks about her favourite book - the book that inspires or moves her; the book that formed her moral or intellectual compass; the book that she would recommend to anyone. Interviewer: Arjan Peters. In Dutch.

  • Winternachten 2017 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé: Spot on Young Poets

    Francis Broekhuijsen presents students of Hague high schools reading their own poetry, the result of workshops led by members of the Hague Poets' Guild. Young poet and 2016 C. Buddingh Prize winner Marieke Rijneveld and British poet and performer Salena Godden keep them company. During each Spot on Young Poets event (Friday and Saturday), one finalist for the Young Campert Prize will be chosen. Both finalists will read their poems during Sunday's Writers' Festival event, ahead of the award ceremony of the Jan Campert Foundation prizes. The public will choose one of them as the winner of this new prize for best Hague student poet. Come down and witness the literary future!

  • Winternachten 2017 – Friday Night Unlimited

    The Secret Space - Poetry

    Within De verborgen ruimte (The Secret Space), the map is newly read and drawn by nine poets. Which sounds and tones belong in it, what has not yet been said, and what is continually misunderstood? Who is on the sidelines or smack in the centre? The Secret Space could be in suburbia, in a body, in a factory farm, or in an addictions clinic. This has consequences - whoever peeks into the secret space loses a number of his or her certainties. When the map is redrawn, no one finds their way home.

    The "VSB Poetry Prize on Tour" forms part of The Secret Space - among the performing poets are the authors of three volumes nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize: Kwaadgesternte (Born Under a Bad Sign) by Hannah van Binsbergen, Lichtmeters by Ruth Lasters and Koelkastlicht (Refrigerator Light) by Rodaan Al Galidi. In addition, Marieke Rijneveld, Dominique de Groen, Mira Feticu, Obe Alkema, Simone Atangana Bekono and Ton van 't Hof will read from their work. The Secret Space is organized and presented by the poet Maarten van der Graaff, winner of the C.Buddingh' Award 2014 for his debut collection Vluchtautogedichten (Getaway Car Poems). Programme in Dutch