Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rachida Lamrabet wins the BNG Literature Award

In January, Rachida Lamrabet won the BNG Literature Award for her collected stories Een kind van god (A Child of God).

The jury was of the opinion that: "with guts and passion, Lamrabet has written a chronicle of the joy, the horrors and the unpredictable destiny in the city. The astonishment in these stories creates an electrifying tension".

The BNG Nieuwe Literatuurprijs is awarded to authors younger than 40, who have not yet fully broken through.

In 2008, Rachida Lamrabet (1970) also won the Vlaamse Debuutprijs (Flemish Debut Award) for Vrouwland (Woman Country), of which the German translation will be published by Luchterhand Verlag.

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