Jan Wolkers

  • Born: (Oegstgeest, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)
  • Died: (Westermient, Texel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands)

Jan Hendrik Wolkers (Oegstgeest, 26 October 1925 - Westermient, 19 October 2007) was a Dutch writer, sculptor and painter. He became familiar with the novels Back to Oegstgeest (1965) and Turkish fruit (1969). He refused several prizes, including the Constantijn Huygens Prize (awarded in 1982) and the P.C. Hooft Prize (1989).

In spite of his great reputation as a writer, Wolkers has always indicated that he felt himself primarily a sculptor.


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