Newsflash: Robert Vuijsje wins ‘Gouden Uil’

Dutch writer Robert Vuijsje has won the Gouden Uil (Golden owl), the prestigious Belgian award for literature, for his first novel Alleen maar nette mensen. The Gouden Uil for children’s books was awarded to Peter Verhelst & Carl Cneutt for Het geheim van de keel van de nachtegaal. The winners receive 25.000 euro and a trofee designed by illustrator Ever Meulen. Past winners include Jeroen Brouwers, Arnon Grunberg and Tom Lanoye.

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