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Adriaan van Dis

(Bergen, NL, 1946) grew up in a family with a past in the Dutch East Indies. He draws on these experiences in Indische duinen (My Father's War, 1995) and Familieziek (Repatriated, 2002). Van Dis came to fame with the literary television programme "Here is... Adriaan van Dis" (1983-1992). In addition to novels, he has written novellas, travelogues, essays and plays. In 2011 De Karakterromans (Character Novels) was published, which included a story that links two previous books: Zilver (Silver) and Dubbelliefde (Double Love). He hosted the TV documentary series Van Dis in Afrika (2008, Nipkow Award) and Van Dis in Indonesia (2012). His novel Ik kom terug (I'm Coming Back, 2014) tells about a matriarch, a son who is a fiction writer, and an intricate family history. His novel-in-stories In het buitengebied (In the Countryside) deals with loneliness. During Winternachten festival 2016, Adriaan van Dis received the Constantijn Huygens Award for his body of work.


Earlier programs with Adriaan van Dis

Writers Unlimited Gemeente Den Haag Fonds 1818 Bibliotheek Den Haag