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These are the winners of the Hague's literary awards 2022

Marion Bloem, winnaar van de Constantijn Huijgens-prijs 2022.
Marion Bloem, winnaar van de Constantijn Huijgens-prijs 2022.

In the radio programme Kunststof, the winners of the Hague Literature Awards 2022 have been announced! On Sunday 12 February 2023, during the Winternachten festival, the award ceremony will take place in Theater aan het Spui with a festive programme. Tickets will be available from mid-December through our Writers Unlimited website.

Marion Bloem receives the Constantijn Huygens Prize for her entire oeuvre. 'Bloem's productivity, not only as a writer, is overwhelming,' writes the jury. Her oeuvre is 'personal, original, compelling and written with great social commitment'.

Dominique De Groen receives the Jan Campert Prize for her poetry collection Slangen. 'Since her debut collection Shop Girl, Dominique De Groen's voice has resounded loud and clear within Dutch-language poetry,' the jury said.

Donald Niedekker was awarded the F. Bordewijk Prize for his novel Waarachtige beschrijvingen uit de permafrost (Veritable descriptions from the permafrost). 'This poetic novel is unique in Dutch-language literature,' wrote the jury.

Marjan Slob receives the biennial J. Greshoff Prize for her book De lege hemel. Over eenzaamheid (The empty sky. About Loneliness). 'A powerful plea for a better understanding of what loneliness is: not exclusively a negative state of mind, but also a deep human capacity, a talent, a biotope of creativity,' the jury believes.

The festive award ceremony, that includes performances and readings, is organised by the Literatuurmuseum and Writers Unlimited / Winternachten and will take place on Sunday afternoon 12 February in Theater aan het Spui in The Hague. The awards will be presented by The Hague's Alderman for Finance, Culture and Economy, Saskia Bruines.

Read more about the annual literary awards presented by the municipality of The Hague during the Winternachten festival here.

More information about the festival programme and tickets will be available from mid-December on our Writers Unlimited website.

Posted on: Wednesday 9 November 2022