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Daan Heerma van Voss

Daan Heerma van Voss

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Daan Heerma van Voss (b. 1986) is the author of the novels Een zondagsman (A Sunday Man), nominated for the Anton Wachter Prize (2011),  Zonder tijd te verliezen (With No Time To Lose, 2012), De Vergeting (The Forgetting, 2013), 70 (2013), Het land 32 (The Land 32, 2014) nominated  for the Cutting Edge Award and the Halewijn Prize. He also writes regularly for de Volkskrant and De Morgen. In 2012 he was awarded De Tegel, a prize for outstanding journalistic writing. His articles have appeared in the Vogue (USA), HaaretzSvenska Dagbladet and The New York Times.

 

Recent title – English material

De laatste oorlog (The Last War), 2016

Press on The Last War:

It's a kind of cross between Leon de Winter, Harry Mulisch and Arnon Grunberg. - De Morgen

Daan Heerma van Voss is without a doubt the most interesting writer of his generation. Unable to write even one dull sentence, his work is of a scope and maturity one rarely sees in a 30-year old. Saying this writer is 'promising' is abreast of things. That promise has been amply fulfilled.' - Herman Koch, author of The Dinner

At last a charachter who acts, instead of numbly watching; grotesque and tragic at the same time. The Last War is a fable in chiaroscuro about how to be human in uncertain times. - De Volkskrant

A story that grabs the reader. Convincing and haunting. - Het Parool


Press:

One of the most promising and ambitious writers of his young generation. – NRC Handelsblad

Daan Heerma van Voss is a compelling novelist. – Humo

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