Biography Remco Campert at the end of August in the shop

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A flashing moment, the biography about the life and work of Remco Campert, is located at the end of August in the shop. That has uitgeverij De bezige Bij announced Monday.

The work is written by Mirjam Van Hengel. They spoke for two years every week with the Campert and got to access its full archive. It led to “a portrait of the life and work of a beloved writer who always read what is there on its path.” The book has 512 pages.

On the occasion of the launch of the book on september 5, a special tribute to Campert take place in theater De Kleine Komedie in Amsterdam. Here will be, among others, Kees van Kooten, Jan Mulder, and Frans van Deursen their cooperation to provide. The ticket sales will soon start.


The 88-year-old Campert announced in early march rather abruptly to stop writing. “He is tired and old and has enough written on it”, left his family via his publisher De bezige Bij know. There is no direct medical reason to stop working. There is no new material from the author more on the shelf.

Campert is a poet, columnist and writer. Since the fifties, he built a significant body of work, and he received several awards for his work. Famous books include The life is vurrukkulluk from 1961, that this year was filmed, and A love in Paris (2004).

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