Roel Bentz van den Berg
(1949) is not only a writer, he is also a producer for the VPRO radio and television. He presents the cultural programmes De droomhandel (The dream trade) en De Avonden (The evenings) and in 2002 has made, together with Hans Keller, a film about the life and work of his father, the actor Han Bentz van den Berg. He is also the author of the series 'Zapdansen' ('Zapdancing') in the NRC Handelsblad newspaper. Earlier his collections of narrative essays appeared, entitled De luchtgitaar (The air guitar) (1994) and De overdaad (The excess) (1999). In 2004 his novel Dagen van vertrek (Days of departure) appeared.
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In the second hour of this live broadcast from Winternachten, Wim Brands and Roel Bentz van den Berg present the Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer, Erich Zielinski from Curaçao who made his debut later in life, the South African poet Diana Ferrus and the Dutch writer Thomas Verbogt. Zielinski wil talk about his much praised De Engelenbron (The Angels well), Ferrus will recite some of her Afrikaans poetry, and Alfred Schaffer, who only yesterday re-emigrated from South Africa, will recite some of his poems. De Avonden (The Evenings) is an informative cultural radio programme from the VPRO. It can be listened to on weekdays between 21.00 to 23.00 on 747AM.