Tommy Wieringa

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Tommy Wieringa
BornTommy Wieringa
(1967-05-20) 20 May 1967 (age 52)
Goor, Netherlands
Language Dutch
Alma mater University of Groningen
Utrecht University
Genresocial novel
Notable worksJoe Speedboat (2005)
Caesarion (2009)
Dit zijn de namen (2012)
Notable awards F. Bordewijk Prize (2006)
Libris Prize (2013)
Bookspot Literatuurprijs (2018)

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Tommy Wieringa (born 20 May 1967) is a Dutch writer. [1] He received the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prize in 2006 for his novel Joe Speedboot (2005), and the Libris Prize in 2013 for the novel Dit zijn de namen (2012). In 2018 he won the Bookspot Literatuurprijs for his novel De heilige Rita (The Blessed Rita). [2] His novel The Death of Murat Idrissi, translated by Sam Garrett from Dutch, was nominated for the International Booker Prize in 2019. [3]



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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Tommy Wieringa, Digital library for Dutch literature. Retrieved on 2013-12-10.
  2. "Tommy Wieringa wint de BookSpot Literatuurprijs 2018 met De heilige Rita". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. "The Death of Murat Idrissi | The Booker Prizes". Retrieved 2 April 2020.