Tommy Wieringa (Writer-in-Residence 2010/11) and Christiaan Weijts (Writer-in-Residence 2011/12), are both shortlisted for the Libris Literature Prize 2013. Wieringa is nominated for his novel Dit zijn de namen (These are the names), and Christiaan Weijts for his novel Euforie (Euphoria), both of which were written partly at NIAS.
About the Libris Literature Prize
The Libris Literature Award or Libris Prize (Dutch: Libris Literatuur Prijs) is a prize for novels originally written in Dutch. Established in 1993, it is awarded annually since 1994 by Libris, an association of independent Dutch booksellers, and amounts to €50,000 for the winner. It is modeled on the Booker Prize, having a longlist and a selection process which shortlists six books. The author of each shortlisted book receives €2,500.
About the Writer-in-Residence Fellowship
The Writer-in-Residence programme is a joint venture between NIAS and the Dutch Foundation for Literature (‘Nederlands Letterenfonds’) in Amsterdam. The position of Writer-in-Residence is intended for fiction and non-fiction writers who would benefit from an extended period in an international community of scholars. Previous Writers-in-Residence have included Joyce Hackett, Thomas Roosenboom, David van Reybrouck and David Mitchell.