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Michiel van Kempen

Dutch writer, art historian and literary critic

1957   -  

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
languages spoken, written or signed: Dutch
occupation: writer, art historian, poet, literary critic, university teacher, children's writer, surinamist, screenwriter
award received: Gaaman Gazon Award, Honorary Order of the Yellow Star

Michaël Henricus Gertrudis (Michiel) van Kempen (born 4 April 1957) is a Dutch writer, art historian and literary critic. He has written novels, short stories, essays, travel literature and scenarios. He was the compiler of a huge range of anthologies of Dutch-Caribbean literature (Suriname, Netherlands Antilles) and wrote an extensive history of the literature of Suriname, in two volumes.
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