Vonne van der Meer

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Vonne van der Meer (born December 15, 1952 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch prose writer and playwright. Since 1978 Van der Meer has been married to the Dutch writer Willem Jan Otten.

Biography[edit]

Van der Meer attended the Amsterdam Theater School. In 1976 De Behandeling (The Treatment), a monologue written for theatre, was played by Toneelgroep Centrum. In 1978 Van der Meer assisted Frans Marijnen as a stage director at the Ro Theater.

In 1985 she published her first book: Het limonadegevoel en andere verhalen (The Soft Drink Feeling and other Stories) for which she received the Geertjan Lubberhuizenprijs.

In 1994 Vonne van der Meer converted to Roman Catholicism. Some years later, Willem Jan Otten, her spouse, did the same.

Some of her books are translated in German, Spanish and Bulgarian.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1985 - Het limonadegevoel en andere verhalen (stories)
  • 1987 - Een warme rug (novel)
  • 1989 - De reis naar het kind (novel)
  • 1991 - Zo is hij (novel)
  • 1993 - Nachtgoed (stories)
  • 1995 - Spookliefde (novella)
  • 1996 - Weiger nooit een dans (play)
  • 1999 - Eilandgasten (novel, adapted for the screen under the same title in 2006)
  • 2001 - Avondboot (novel, adapted for the screen under the same title in 2007)
  • 2002 - Laatste seizoen (novel)
  • 2004 - Ik verbind u door (novel)
  • 2006 - Niemand op heel Vlieland (novella)
  • 2007 - Take 7 (novel)
  • 2009 - Zondagavond (novel)
  • 2011 - De vrouw met de sleutel (novel)

Awards[edit]

  • 1985 - Geertjan Lubberhuizenprijs (Het limonadegevoel en andere verhalen)
  • 1986 - ANV-Visser Neerlandia-prijs (Besloten kring)

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