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Name  A. Th.
Role  Writer
Movies  Life in One Day

A. F. Th. van der Heijden Het AFTh van der Heijden interview Vrij Nederland

Awards  P. C. Hooft Award, Golden Owl for Fiction
Nominations  Golden Owl - Audience Award, Golden Book-Owl - Literature Prize
Books  Het Schervengericht, De sandwich, Weerborstels, leven uit een dag, Het Hof van Barmhartigheid
Similar People  Mirjam Rotenstreich, Connie Palmen, Mark de Cloe

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Adrianus Franciscus Theodorus van der Heijden (born 15 October 1951, Geldrop) is a Dutch writer.


A. F. Th. van der Heijden AFTh van der Heijden wint Libris Literatuurprijs ostfi

Van der Heijden initially studied psychology and philosophy in Nijmegen. After moving to Amsterdam he turned to writing. His first two books appeared under the pseudonym Patrizio Canaponi: the short story collection Een gondel in de Herengracht ("A Gondola in the Herengracht", 1978, Anton Wachter Prize, 1979) and the novel De draaideur ("The Revolving Door", 1979). Van der Heijden then began publishing under his own name in the 80s. Van der Heijden has won many awards, including all the big Dutch literary awards: the 2013 P. C. Hooft Award for his entire oeuvre, the 2012 Libris Literatuur Prijs for Tonio, and the 2007 AKO Literatuurprijs for Het schervengericht and the 1997 AKO Literatuurprijs for Onder het plaveisel het moeras. Some of Van der Heijden's books have been translated into German, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish and Bulgarian.

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Van der Heijden (or A.F.Th. as he is called among book lovers) is most known for his multi-novel saga De tandeloze tijd ("The Toothless Time") about his alter-ego Albert Egberts. The saga describes his youth in Geldrop, his student days in Nijmegen and his life afterward in Amsterdam in the seventies and eighties.

A. F. Th. van der Heijden De Inktaap 2013 AFTh van der Heijden beantwoord vragen

In 2003 Van der Heijden started a new saga: Homo Duplex, based on characters of the Greek tragedies in a contemporary setting.

A. F. Th. van der Heijden Groot en krankzinnig leed in de nieuwe AFTh van der

Awards and honors

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  • 2013 P.C. Hooft-prijs
  • 2012 Libris Literatuur Prijs, winner, Tonio
  • 2011 Constantijn Huygens Prize
  • 2009 De Inktaap, winner, Het schervengericht
  • 2008 Tzumprijs voor de beste literaire zin, winner, Mim
  • 2007 AKO Literatuurprijs, winner, Het schervengericht
  • 2003 Schrijversprijs der Brabantse Letteren
  • 1997 Golden Owl, winner, Het Hof van Barmhartigheid & Onder het Plaveisel het Moeras
  • 1997 AKO Literatuurprijs, winner, Onder het plaveisel het moeras
  • 1986 Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs, winner, De gevarendriehoek
  • 1986 Multatuliprijs, winner, De gevarendriehoek
  • 1979 Anton Wachterprijs, winner, Bouwval
  • De slag om de Blauwbrug

    De slag om de Blauwbrug ("Battle at the Blue Bridge") is the prologue to De tandeloze tijd and is one of the most controversial books in contemporary Dutch literature. The novel focuses on the events surrounding the coronation of Queen Beatrix on 30 April 1980. The whole event is seen through the eyes of a social reject and ex-convict who is walking in the streets of Amsterdam at that particular day. He witnesses violent clashes between police and anti-monarchist anarchist squatters who provoke riots during the coronation, protesting against poor housing conditions and using the occasion to tackle the institution of monarchy and the idea of government authority in general. The novel's main character is only observing the brutal clashes without participating or taking sides. The riots cause flashbacks to the important political events into his memory: from the Vietnam war to the R.A.F. terrorist attacks in the 70s.


    A. F. Th. van der Heijden Wikipedia

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