Jacoba van Velde

Dutch writer

1903   -   1985

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
language of expression: Dutch
occupation: translator, writer

Jacoba van Velde (The Hague, 10 May 1903 – Amsterdam, 7 September 1985) was a Dutch writer, translator, and dramaturge. Her first novel, "De grote zaal" (The Great Hall), appeared in the literary journal Querido in 1953 and was translated into thirteen languages within ten years. During her life around 75,000 copies of "De grote zaal" were sold. In 2010, the book was chosen for the Nederland Leest (Netherlands Reads) campaign and copies were given away for free to members of all the public libraries in The Netherlands.
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