Silvio Alberto (Tip) Marugg (16 December 1923 in Willemstad, Curaçao – 22 April 2006) was a Dutch-Curaçaoan writer and poet of Venezuelan/Swiss heritage. His novel De morgen loeit weer aan (1988) was nominated for a major Dutch literature prize. His style is best characterized as a variation on magic realism. Marugg also wrote several poems (published in literary magazines as well as his book of poems Afschuw van Licht) and a Dikshonario Erotiko; a dictionary of all words with an erotic meaning used in Papiamentu.
The Swiss are the citizens of Switzerland or people of Swiss ancestry.
Magical realism, magic realism, or marvelous realism is a style of fiction that paints a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements. It is sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory. "Magical realism", perhaps the most common term, often refers to fiction and literature in particular, with magic or the supernatural presented in an otherwise real-world or mundane setting.
Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch was a Dutch writer. He wrote more than eighty novels, plays, essays, poems, and philosophical reflections. Mulisch's works have been translated into over thirty languages.
Gerard Kornelis van het Reve was a Dutch writer. He started writing as Simon van het Reve and adopted the shorter Gerard Reve[ˈɣeːrɑrt ˈreːvə] in 1973. Together with Willem Frederik Hermans and Harry Mulisch, he is considered one of the "Great Three" of Dutch post-war literature. His 1981 novel De vierde man was the basis for Paul Verhoeven's 1983 film.
Papiamento or Papiamentu is a creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean. It is the most-widely spoken language on the Caribbean ABC islands, having official status in Aruba and Curaçao. Papiamento is also a recognized language in the Dutch public bodies of Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba.
Louis Marie-Anne Couperus was a Dutch novelist and poet. His oeuvre contains a wide variety of genres: lyric poetry, psychological and historical novels, novellas, short stories, fairy tales, feuilletons and sketches. Couperus is considered to be one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. In 1923, he was awarded the Tollensprijs.
Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, who published as J. Slauerhoff, was a Dutch poet and novelist. He is considered one of the most important Dutch language writers.
Hendrik Marsman was a Dutch poet and writer. He died while escaping to Great Britain, when the ship he was sailing on, the S.S. Berenice, either suffered a fatal engine-room explosion, or was torpedoed by a German submarine which mistook Berenice for another vessel.
Hermenegildus Felix Victor Maria "Herman" Finkers [ɦɛrmeːnə'ɣɪɫdəs 'feːlɪks 'vɪktɔr ma'riaː "'ɦɛrmɑn" 'fɪŋkərs] is a Dutch comedian, who is well known in the Netherlands for his friendly, dry-witted humour and his ambiguous style of storytelling. In his way of telling a story the moral should never be in the way of a good joke or pun. His humour is never at the expense of others, except his brother Wilfried Finkers, who is frequently the target of jokes. Wilfried Finkers co-wrote material and occasionally appeared in his brother's shows. Herman Finkers temporarily stopped performing in 2000, and soon afterwards he was diagnosed with a form of leukaemia. He was given an estimate of 10 to 15 years of life left. On August 5, 2006 a Fuchsia was named after him. In 2007 he started playing in theatres again, with a new show called "Na de Pauze". On 31 December 2015 he gave the traditional New Year's Eve performance ("Oudejaarsconference") on Dutch television, in which he remarked that the chance that he would become 90 years old was statistically larger than the chance that he died three years ago.
Hilde Rens, better known by her stage name Yasmine, was a Belgian singer, presenter and television personality.
Leo Vroman was a Dutch-American hematologist, a prolific poet mainly in Dutch and an illustrator. Vroman was born in Gouda and studied biology in Utrecht. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, he fled to London, and from there he traveled to the Dutch East Indies. He finished his studies in Batavia. After the Japanese occupied Indonesia he was interned and stayed in several prisoner-of-war camps. In the camp Tjimahi he befriended the authors Tjalie Robinson and Rob Nieuwenhuys.
Maria, Baroness Rosseels, also known with her pen name "E. M. Vervliet", was a Belgian Catholic writer. The first years of her life, she lived in the Goedendagstraat in Borgerhout. When Maria was 7 years old, the family moved to Oostmalle, where she already started to write. She went to school at the "Heilig Graf" school for girls in Turnhout.
Clem Schouwenaars was a Belgian writer. He grew up in a Roman Catholic family. His youth was not a happy one. Two of his brothers and one of his sisters died young, and his only remaining sister was killed during a bombardment in 1943. His mother died in 1960, and some time later his father committed suicide.
Abdelkader Benali is a Moroccan-Dutch writer and journalist.
Simone van der Vlugt is a Dutch writer, known there for her historical and young adult novels. She has also written for younger children, and adults. Several of her crime novels have been published in English.
Gerardus Antonius "Gerard" Cox is a Dutch singer, cabaret artist and actor. For fifteen years, he played the lead character of the Dutch sitcom Toen Was Geluk Heel Gewoon. In 2018, Cox had a leading role in the RTL 4 alternative comedy series Beter Laat Dan Nooit, where he travels around the world with other Dutch celebrities, which include Peter Faber, Willibrord Frequin and Barrie Stevens.
Frederick Hendrik (Henry) Habibe is an Aruban poet, literary critic and literary man.
Herman Hendrik ter Balkt was a Dutch poet. He won numerous awards throughout his career, among them the 1988 Jan Campert Prize, the 1998 Constantijn Huygens Prize and the 2003 P. C. Hooft Award. He was born in Usselo, Overijssel and died in Nijmegen.
Johannes Jacobus Willebrordus (Joost) Zwagerman was a Dutch writer, poet and essayist. Among his teachers was the novelist Oek de Jong.
Sonja Maria Barend is a Dutch television personality and former talk show host. Her talk show Sonja, which she presented since the 1970s, was noted for breaking taboos and allowing ordinary people a voice in public dialog. She retired from television in 2006, after four decades of television making.
DeWereldMorgen is a free Belgian alternative media website, started in March 2010 as a synergy between Pala.be (in Dutch) and the Belgian section of Independent Media Center. It is operated by a core of professional journalists and which receives contributions from ±300 volunteers per year. DeWereldMorgen's total revenue for 2010 was €366,707.28, but nevertheless made a loss of €9,000. The editorial core is given a monthly salary.
Faber Caribbean Series was a series of books published by Faber & Faber with the stated aim "to publish the finest work being produced in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora, in the four major languages of the region: English, French, Spanish and Dutch." Launched in 1998, the series was edited by the British-Caribbean writer Caryl Phillips, and was credited with familiarizing Anglophone audiences with writers such as Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Maryse Conde and Pedro Juan Gutierrez.
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