Margriet de Moor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Margriet de Moor
Margriet de Moor in 2011
Margriet de Moor in 2011
BornMargaretha Maria Antonetta Neefjes
1941
Noordwijk, Netherlands
OccupationPianist, writer
LanguageDutch
Alma materRoyal Conservatory of The Hague
University of Amsterdam
Notable awardsAKO Literatuurprijs (1992)

Margaretha Maria Antonetta 'Margriet' de Moor (née Neefjes; born 1941) is a Dutch pianist and writer of novels and essays. She won the AKO Literatuurprijs for her novel Eerst grijs dan wit dan blauw (1991).

Life and career[edit]

Margaretha Maria Antonetta Neefjes, born in Noordwijk, 21 November 1941, married sculptor Heppe de Moor (1938 - 1992). They had two daughters: writer Marente and visual artist Lara. After junior high and the Hogere Burgerschool she attended the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where she studied piano and singing. Afterward she studied art history and archeology in Amsterdam and taught piano. With her husband, she began an artist salon in 1984 in 's-Graveland.

De Moor began writing, and after a failed attempt at a novel, debuted with a story collection, Op de rug gezien; the collection won her a literary award, the Gouden Ezelsoor, and a nomination for the AKO Literatuurprijs. Many of her works have been translated into German.

Literary awards[edit]

Published works[edit]

  • Op de rug gezien (stories, 1988)
  • Dubbelportret (novellas, 1989)
  • Eerst grijs dan wit dan blauw (novel, 1991)
  • De virtuoos (novel, 1993)
  • Ik droom dus (stories, 1995)
  • Hertog van Egypte (novel, 1996)
  • Zee-Binnen (novel, 1999)
  • Verzamelde verhalen (stories, 2000)
  • Kreutzersonate - Een liefdesverhaal (novel, 2001)
  • Ze waren schoolmeesters (biography, 2001)
  • De verdronkene (novel, 2005)
  • De Kegelwerper (novel, 2006)
  • Als een hond zijn blinde baas (essays, 2007)
  • De schilder en het meisje (novel, 2010)
  • De verdronkene (novel, 2010)
  • Mélodie d'amour (novel, 2013)

External links[edit]