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First book for Dutch non-fiction, with 50,000 euros in prize money

The new book is called the ‘BookSpot literature prize Non-fiction’ and is made for narrative non-fiction. The partner of the price, BookSpot, has a prize money of 50,000 euros will be made available.

The Bookspot literature prize Fiction’ already exists, and was called before ECI literature prize and the AKO literature prize. Won last year Tommy Wieringa, who with his novel ‘The holy Rita. Wieringa, received 50,000 euro for. The prize money is equal for fiction and non-fiction, what is the importance of the new price have to stress.

‘Narrative non-fiction is a genre that is increasingly popular and like to read, ” says Winnie Sorgdrager, president of the Foundation Annual prize for literature, in a press release. ‘The genre is also gaining in social relevance in these times in which the reliability of information is under pressure and there is an increasing need for interpretation, background, and context. And in addition: a non-fictieprijs does not yet exist in the Dutch language.’

Geert Mak, author of non-fictieliteratuur such as ‘In Europe’ reacts delighted: “This is a great boost to the narrative non-fiction,” he says in the press release.

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