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Wim Rutgers

Wim Rutgers tijdens Winternachten 2005 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Wim Rutgers tijdens Winternachten 2005 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(Dinxperlo, 1941) after moving to Surinam in 1971, specialised in Caribbean literature. He taught Dutch in Surinam and later on Aruba. Following that he worked for the University of Aruba up until his pension. In 1984 he published the Caribbean children's books from Miep Diekman and was co-compiler of Cosecha Arubiano; un antologia. In 1987 his book Dubbeltje Lezen – Stuivertje Schrijven (Ten cents reading and five cents writing), about Dutch Caribbean literature, was published His most important work is the book Beneden en boven de wind. Literatuur van de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba (The windward islands. Literature from the Dutch Antilles and Aruba) (1996). In 1996 he compiled Zingende eilanden. Verhalen van de Caraïben (Singing islands. Stories from the Carribean). He writes reviews for the Antillean daily paper Amigoe di Curaçao and publishes and reviews about Surinam and Antillean literature in various magazines. During Winternachten the book Noordoostpassanten (North East transients), which he wrote together with Michiel van Kempen, will be presented: a survey of 400 years of Dutch storytelling about Surinam, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
WIN 2005

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  • Winternachten 2005

    VPRO'S O.V.T. (imperfect past tense) - live from Winternachten

    With: Mathijs Deen, Michiel van Kempen, Paul van der Gaag, Pierre Lauffer Ensemble, Tijs Goldschmidt, Wim Rutgers

    This historical radio programme from the VPRO is one of the most popular programmes on Radio 1. This time it will broadcast live from The Hague as part of the Winternachten programme. Literary- historical subjects will be handled. One of the guests is Kees Lagerberg, a specialist in the recent history of West-Papua. The historical perception of 'The West' as seen by Dutch writers is the subject of the anthology Noordoostpassanten (North East transients), which will be published today. This anthology is compiled by Michael van Kempen, expert on Surinam literature, together with Wim Rutgers, expert on Antillean and Aruban literature. Another guest is biologist and writer Tijs Goldschmidt. Dutch spoken