Maaike Meijer shortlisted for Biography Prize2 April 2012
The biography M. Vasalis by Maaike Meijer was nominated for the 2012 Biography Prize by the Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema Prize Foundation. The jury selected 10 nominees from 99 submissions, 5 of which were shortlisted yesterday for the prize.
The prize is awarded to the best biography published in the last two years by a Dutch or Flemish publisher. The winner will be announced in Amsterdam on 23 April 2012 and will receive a cash prize of €15,000.
The four remaining books contending for the prize are Leopold I, The First King of Europe (Gita Deneckere); Elsschot: The Life and Works of Alfons De Ridder (Vic van de Reijt); Eternity Collected: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869–1939) (Eva Rover); and Happiness can only be Painted: F.B. Hotz. The Life (Aleid Truijens).
The Erik Hazelhoff Prize is a biennial literary award with two categories: the Erik Hazelhoff Young Talent Prize, awarded for the best Dutch-language or English-language master’s thesis written at a Dutch or Flemish university, and the Biography Prize, awarded for the best Dutch-language biography.
Dr Maaike Meijer is Professor of Gender and Diversity at Maastricht University. For more information on Meijer and her book M. Vasalis: A Biography, read the full article in the Web Magazine.
For more information on the Biography Prize, please visit www.erikhazelhoffprijs.nl.