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Mark Schaevers

(Heppen, Belgium, 1956), having graduated in Germanic Languages at KU Louvain, went on to work as a publishing editor and as a journalist with Humo weekly and De Standaard newspaper, dealing mainly with political and literary subjects. In Oostende, de zomer van 1936 (Oostende, the Summer of 1936, 2001) he describes the world of exiled artists and intellectuals of the interwar period in the face of rising Fascism. It is also the subject of his latest book Orgelman. Felix Nussbaum. Een schildersleven(Organ Man. Felix Nussbaum. Life of a Painter, 2014), the first non-fiction title to receive a Gouden Boekenuil. In this biography Schaevers meticulously reconstructs the painter's zeitgeist, his life and wanderings around Europe, until his final demise in a concentration camp. That the author is also a capable editor is evident from De wolken: uit de geheime laden van Hugo Claus (The Clouds: From the Secret Drawers of Hugo Claus), in which he presents an unfamiliar Hugo Claus highlighting a selection of papers from the master's estate. Schaevers's work has been translated into German and French.

(2016)

Earlier programs with Mark Schaevers

Writers Unlimited Gemeente Den Haag Fonds 1818 Bibliotheek Den Haag