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Silvio Alberto (Tip) Marugg (16 December 1923 in Willemstad, Curaçao 22 April 2006) was a Dutch-Curaçaoan writer and poet of Venezuelan/Swiss heritage. [1] His novel De morgen loeit weer aan (1988) was nominated for a major Dutch literature prize. [2] 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.

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  1. Ron Slate on The Roar of Morning, a novel by Tip Marugg; ronslate.com, November 20th 2015
  2. Tip Marugg; schrijversinfo.nl