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Sanneke van Hassel

Sanneke van Hassel

Sanneke van Hassel (1971) studied theatre and cultural history after which she worked with a theatre company before publishing her first short-story collection Ijsregen. The collection was praised for its poetic style and was nominated for the Vrouw en Kultuur Debut Prize. After her successful debut, Van Hassel published her second short-story collection, Witte veder, in 2007. Both collections were awarded the BGN Nieuwe Literature Prize in 2008. Her complete body of work won the Anna Blaman Prize in 2013.Van Hassel is an avid advocate of the short-story genre. She promotes the genre by organising gatherings with her foundation Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam. Her story ‘Indian Time’ was included in the Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories. Her chapbook Sea Everywhere, translated by Danny Guinan, is a collection of three stories, focused on the search for home in a fragmented society. 

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