“My father is a aircraft is a novel about memories, family ties and the processing of grief, which the show slowly heels of the comical to the poignant” in the jury’s report. “Antoinette Beumer, shows the power, but also the transience of memory. Her romandebuut gives her the space to the pitfalls of the mental health industry on a staggering way to sketch.”
The book, which Beumer beginning of this year, her debut, is inspired by her own childhood, as the child of a father who is a psychiatric patient. The 56-year-old Beumer directed earlier smashes such as The happy housewife, Loft, Jackie, Soof and Rendez-vous. Other nominees for the book were Kleihuid of Herien Wensink and North of Sien Volders.
The Hebban Debuutprijs is an incentive for Dutch-speaking writer in the category of Literature & Novels. This is part of the Hebban Awards, the election of the best books of the year. The winner of the Debuutprijs receives 2500 euro and an ad campaign of bookshop chain Libris.