Dutch-language literary award
The Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren (Dutch Literature Prize) is awarded every three years to an author from the Netherlands, Belgium or, since 2005, Suriname writing in Dutch. It is considered the most prestigious literary award in the Dutch-speaking world, and the award is presented alternately by the reigning Dutch and Belgian monarchs.
The €40,000 prize is administered by the Taalunie. The jury comprises three Dutch members, three Flemish members and one from Suriname. The chair alternates between a Flemish and Dutch jury member.
Until 2001 the prize was awarded alternately to a Flemish and a Dutch author. Subsequently, the four winners have all been Dutch; but the winner for 2012, Leonard Nolens, is Flemish.
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award received: Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren9
Dutch children's novella written by Hella Haasse and first published in 1994wd:Q2400371
author: Hella Haasse
1983 novel by Hugo Claus - First Dutch Editionwd:Q2603408
author: Hugo Claus