Ramsey Nasr

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Ramsey Nasr
Ramsey Nasr, Nederlands dichter.jpg
Born(1974-01-28)28 January 1974
Rotterdam, Netherlands
OccupationWriter, poet. actor

Ramsey Nasr (born 28 January 1974, Rotterdam) is a Dutch author and actor of mixed descent, half Palestinian, half Dutch.[1][2][3]

He was Dichter des Vaderlands (Poet of the Fatherland; an unofficial title for the Dutch poet laureate) between January 2009 and January 2013. The concept of this was created by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, the Nederlandse Programma Stichting and the foundation Poetry International in January 2000. Before Ramsey was Poet of the City of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2005. In 2005 he received the Hugues C. Pernath-prijs.

In June 2014, an adaptation for the stage (in Dutch) of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) was presented at the Holland Festival, directed by Ivo van Hove, with Ramsey Nasr as Howard Roark.[4]


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Toneelgroep Amsterdam[edit]


  1. ^ Letterenfonds.nl
  2. ^ Banipal.co.uk
  3. ^ Tga.nl
  4. ^ "The Fountainhead: World Premier". Holland Festival. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by Dutch Poet Laureate
"Dichter des Vaderlands"

2009 – 2013
Succeeded by