Bas Heijne

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Bas Heijne
Bas Heijne in 2011
Bas Heijne in 2011
BornBastiaan Johan Heijne
(1960-01-09) 9 January 1960 (age 59)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
OccupationWriter, translator
LanguageDutch
Notable awardsHenriette Roland Holst Prize (2005), J. Greshoff Prize (2014) and P. C. Hooft Award (2017)
Years active1983–present

Bastiaan Johan "Bas" Heijne (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑstiaːn ˈjoːɦɑn bɑs ˈɦɛinə]; born 9 January 1960) is a Dutch writer and translator.

Early life and education[edit]

Bastiaan Johan Heijne was born in Nijmegen in the Netherlands on 9 January 1960. He studied English language and literature at the University of Amsterdam.[1]

Career[edit]

Heijne published in De Tijd, NRC Handelsblad, HP, De Groene Amsterdammer, and Vrij Nederland. Since 1991, he works for NRC Handelsblad. He translated works by E.M. Forster and Evelyn Waugh.[1] Heijne gave the 2005 Mosse Lecture, titled De eeuwige homo (The eternal gay).[2]

Heijne was awarded the Henriette Roland Holst Prize (named after the Dutch poet Henriette Roland Holst) for the book Hollandse toestanden ("Dutch affairs") (2005), a collection of his columns from NRC Handelsblad.[1] In 2014, he won the J. Greshoff Prize (named after the Dutch journalist, poet and literary critic Jan Greshoff) for his essay Angst en schoonheid ("Fear and beauty"), on the Dutch writer Louis Couperus.[3] In 2017, he will receive the P. C. Hooft Award for his non-fiction oeuvre.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • (1983) Laatste woorden (Last words)
  • (1987) Vreemde reis (Strange journey)
  • (1989) Heilige monsters (Holy monsters)
  • (1992) Suez
  • (1994) Vlees en bloed (Flesh and blood)
  • (1996) Het gezicht van Louis Couperus (The face of Louis Couperus)
  • (1999) De mens is zo'n breekbaar wezen (Man is such a fragile creature)
  • (2000) De wijde wereld (The wide world)
  • (2003) Van Gogh
  • (2003) Het verloren land (The lost country)
  • (2004) Tafelgesprekken (Table conversations)
  • (2004) De werkelijkheid (The reality)
  • (2005) Hollandse toestanden (Dutch affairs)
  • (2006) Zang (Singing)
  • (2006) Grote vragen (Big questions)
  • (2007) Onredelijkheid (Unreasonableness)
  • (2010) Harde liefde (Tough love)
  • (2011) Moeten wij van elkaar houden? (Do we have to love one another?)
  • (2011) Echt zien (Really seeing)
  • (2013) Angst en schoonheid (Fear and beauty)
  • (2016) Onbehagen (Discontent)
  • (2017) Staat van Nederland, een pleidooi (State of the Netherlands, a plea)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c G.J. van Bork, "Heijne, Bas" (in Dutch), Schrijvers en dichters, 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ Grevelink, Maaike (2010). Lof van de lezing. Gids voor de 154 meest prestigieuze lezingen [Praise of the lecture. Guide to the 154 most prestigious lectures] (in Dutch). Elsevier. pp. 191–192. ISBN 978-90-6882-798-9.
  3. ^ "Heijne wint Jan Greshoff-prijs voor essay over Couperus" (in Dutch), NRC Handelsblad, 4 November 2014
  4. ^ Aleid Truijens, "Bas Heijne wint P.C. Hooft-prijs voor zijn beschouwend oeuvre" (in Dutch), de Volkskrant, 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.