Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rodaan Al Galidi and Marc Reugebrink nominated for the Gerard Walschap-Literature Prize

Rodaan Al Galidi’s Thirsty river and Marc Reugebrink’s The Big Delay are two of the nominees of this year’s Gerard Walschap-Literature Prize. The prize is meant to encourage young Dutch-speaking authors. Winner is to be announced this fall.

Earlier this year Al Galidi’s Thirsty river was the runner up for the BNG New Literature Prize. Reugebrink’s The Big Delay was the winner of the Gouden Uil Literature Prize 2008 and longlisted for the AKO Literature Prize.

The English translation of Thirsty River will be published by Aflame Books coming October. In September Meulenhoff | Manteau publishes new and exciting work by Rodaan Al Galidi, The autist and the dove.

Marc Reugebrink is working on a new novel, which is expected in 2010.

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