David van Reybrouck wins prestigious AKO Literature Prize

9th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

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Flemish cultural historian and author David van Reybrouck has won the AKO Literature Prize 2010 with his book Congo, a history. Mr Van Reybrouck will receive a sculpture by Eugène Peters and a cheque for 50,000 euros.

In addition to Van Reybrouck, five other authors were nominated for the Netherlands' most prestigious literary prize:

Kees van Beijnum - A Kind of Family Oscar van den Boogaard - More than a Lover Tom Lanoye - Speechless Willem Jan Otten - Our Lady of the Dusk Koen Peeters - The Flowers.

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