Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ruth Lasters wins the poetry debut prize Het Liegend Konijn

(Ruth Lasters as seen by Koen Broos.)

The debut prize Het Liegend Konijn 2009 goes to Folding plans (Vouwplannen) by Ruth Lasters. This prize is granted every two years for the best Dutch poetry debut. It's a cash award of 2.500 euro. In addition to the money Vouwplannen will be translated into French, German and English.

It's the second prize for young Flemish author Ruth Lasters, one of the major talents of contemporary Dutch literature. In 2007 she won Flemish Debut Prize for her novel Polar ice.

We have an English sample translation from Polar Ice available.
Click here for Ruth Lasters' site.
Click here for more info on the debut prize Het Liegend Konijn

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