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Huub van der Lubbe

Huub van der Lubbe - foto Bob Bronshoff
Huub van der Lubbe - foto Bob Bronshoff

(Amsterdam, 1953) is a poet and a singer with pop group De Dijk and one of the three members of the poets' society Concordia. In February 2013 Simpel verlangen (Simple longing) appeared, his first solo album based on songs from Iemand als jij (Someone like you) - his first theatre tour in 2012. In 2013 Van der Lubbe again hit the theatres with his successful programme of songs and poetry. The lyrics which he had been writing from 1981 onwards for De Dijk were anthologised in 1995 in Melkboer met de blues (Milkman with the blues). In 2003 Geregeld leven (A settled life) appeared. Followed a year later with the Concordia anthology Versterkte Gedichten (Amplified poems) and in 2010 by Guichelheil (Pimpernel). In it Van der Lubbe combined song texts with new poems and translated poetry. In 2011 he was a member of the jury of the Turing National Poem Contest. In addition to being a singer and poet Van der Lubbe is an actor. In 1986 he performed in the Oscar winning film De Aanslag (The Assault) and recently he acted in the tv series Dokter Deen.

(WU 2014 GR)

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  • Winternachten 2014

    Writers Fest 2014

    With: Aad Meinderts, Alfred Schaffer, Antjie Krog, Bettine Vriesekoop, Elsbeth Etty, Francis Broekhuijsen, Geert Mak, Huub van der Lubbe, Jaap Goedegebuure, Jan Paul Schutten, Marjolein de Jong, Micha Hamel, Oek de Jong, Ronald Snijders, Tijs Goldschmidt, Tiziano Perez, Tom Lanoye

    The Writers' Fest is the festive conclusion of the festival with a programme full of writers and other guests. The line-up consists of among others the Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer, Geert Mak, the South African poet Antjie Krog, Tom Lanoye, literary critic Elsbeth Etty, flute player Ronald Snijders and singer/poet Huub van der Lubbe.

    The Writers' Fest includes the award winning ceremony of the Jan Campert Prizes, the literary prizes of the City of The Hague, with the presentation of the Constantijn Huygens Oeuvre Prize. The winner is Tom Lanoye. The South African writer Antjie Krog will do a eulogy on him and we'll hear Lanoye's words of thanks.

    The F. Bordewijk Prize goes to Pier en Oceaan (Jetty and Ocean) by Oek de Jong. The novel will be praised by Jaap Goedegebuure. Composer and poet Micha Hamel is recipient of the Jan Campert Prize for his book of poetry Bewegend doel (Moving Target). Bettine Vriesekoop will recommend the book to us. The Nynke van Hichtum Prize for children's literature goes to Het raadsel van alles wat leeft (The Riddle of Everything Alive) by Jan Paul Schutten. Writer and biologist Tijs Goldschmidt will sing the praise of that book.

    A programme in co-operation with the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Jan Campert Foundation. The earlier announced performance of Anne Vegter has been cancelled for health reasons.

    In Dutch.