(Amsterdam, 1963) has been editor-in-chief of the weekly De Groene Amsterdammer since 1 June 2008. Earlier she worked there as a literary editor. From 2000-2004 she headed the board of editors of the weekly Vrij Nederland and was a publisher with Meulenhoff publishers. She contributed regularly to the magazine Opinio and the daily newspaper Trouw. Xandra Schutte did communication studies and Dutch language and literature in Amsterdam. In 1999 she published Maskerade (Masquerade), a collection of eleven essays on the fading borders of the male and the female in culture and society. In 2008 Weg uit Nederland (Getting out of the Netherlands) appeared, a correspondence with Sarah Verroen on life in the French countryside. For some years Schutte was on the panel of the tv programme Zeeman met boeken and OBA live.(dec 2010)
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Winternachten is pleased that Oxfam Novib and Dutch PEN are announcing the winners of the Oxfam Novib PEN Awards at the festival. One of the laureates will come to The Hague to collect his or her prize.
The Oxfam Novib/PEN Awards are given out annually. Prizes are awarded to writers and artists who refuse to remain silent but instead dare to make their opinions heard and get into difficulty as a result. Lionel Veer, the Dutch human rights ambassador, will present the awards.
Straight after this the PEN Dispute starts, organised by Writers Unlimited in cooperation with Dutch PEN. In times of war, under dictatorial rule, and in extreme circumstances the governments involved try to control and manipulate news coverage. Propaganda and censorship are well-known methods to influence public opinion, but nowadays technological manipulation of the news is within the bounds of possibility. How are these novel methods of manipulation put into action and why must they be exposed? And how does manipulation of the media work here in the West? Raoul Heertje talks to writers and journalists Joris Luyendijk, Arnold Karskens, Xandra Schutte and David van Reybrouck about these issues. Award ceremony in English. PEN Dispute in Dutch.