Hagar Peeters (1972), nominee for Dutch Poet Laureate, has won numerous prizes and published several volumes of poetry: Enough Poems Written About Love Today (1999), Suitcases of Sea Air (2003), Runner of Light (2008), and Maturity (2011). In 2015, her debut novel Malva was published. Malva is about the unknown story of Pablo Neruda's only child, told from the afterlife. She spent ten years researching the life of Malva in the Netherlands and Chile. Malva was awarded the Golden Book Owl 2016 and has been translated into six languages.
In September 2019, Hagar's poetry volume De schrijver is een alleenstaande moeder (The Writer is a Single Mother) came out. This is the first part of a trilogy in which she investigates the relationship between being a single mother and being a writer. The second part of this triptych will be comprised of prose exercises and part three will be a cultural-historical observation on the same subject.
Hagar Peeters at Poetry in Aldeburgh
Hagar Peeters reads poems from her new collection at Poetry in Aldeburgh
The sea, the sea, the seaaaaaa: writing workshop
Miek Zwamborn and Hagar Peeters: The sea, the sea, the seaaaaaa: writing workshop at Poetry in Aldeburgh.