Connie Palmen

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Connie Palmen
Born Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria Palmen
(1955-11-25) November 25, 1955 (age 60)
Sint Odiliënberg, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Period 1990-present
Spouse Hans van Mierlo
(2009-2010) (w.)

Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria "Connie" Palmen (born November 25, 1955) is a Dutch author.

Palmen debuted with the novel De wetten (1990), published in the USA as The Laws (1993),[1] translated by Richard Huijing. The Laws was shortlisted for the 1996 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Her second novel was De vriendschap (1995), published in the USA as The Friendship (2000), translated by Ina Rilke. It is the story of the lifelong friendship of two girls with completely different characters.

Palmen had a relationship with Ischa Meijer in the years preceding his death in 1995. From 1999 on she lived with D66 politician Hans van Mierlo, and the couple married on 11 November 2009 until his death on 11 March 2010.[2]

Published works[edit]

  • 1991 De Wetten (1993 The Laws)
  • 1995 De Vriendschap (2000 The Friendship)
  • 1998 I.M.
  • 1999 De Erfenis ("Boekenweekgeschenk")
  • 2002 Geheel de uwe
  • 2007 Lucifer
  • 2015 Jij zegt het


  1. ^ "New at the Library". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. 30 December 1993. pp. 2C. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Connie Palmen en Hans van Mierlo getrouwd. Het Parool (11 november 2009).