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BBC Radio 3 Modern Dutch Writing

Laurence Scott looks at the way Dutch writers are addressing history and contemporary life with Rodaan Al Galidi, Eva Meijer and Onno Blom.

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Eva Meijer is a Dutch author, artist, singer, songwriter and philosopher. Her non-fiction study on animal Communication, Animal Languages, is forthcoming in English in 2019. Bird Cottage is her first novel to be translated into English, has been nominated for the BNG and Libris prizes in the Netherlands and is...
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Onno Blom (b. 1969) is a biographer, literary critic, and columnist for de Volkskrant daily newspaper. He has published several books about writers and painters from his home city of Leiden. In 2018 he was awarded the prestigious Dutch Biography Prize for his book on the life of the sculptor...
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Rodaan Al Galidi is a poet and writer. Born in Iraq, trained as an architectural engineer, he has lived in the Netherlands since 1998. Since as an undocumented asylum seeker he did not have the right to attend language classes, he taught himself to read and write Dutch. Al Galidi...
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