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Cees Nooteboom


(Cornelis Johannes Jacobus Maria Nooteboom)
Netherlands (b.1933)

Dutch novelist, poet, travel-writer, and essayist. Cees Nooteboom has been frequently mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature. Central themes in his work are death, the mystery of the self, and the relationship between reality and imagination. A large part of Nooteboom's books consist of travel literature, but he considers himself foremost a poet.
 
Non fiction
   Roads to Santiago (1997)
   Angels (2005) (with Clemens Zahn)
   Nomad's Hotel (2006)
   Roads to Berlin (2012)
   Letters to Poseidon (2014)
   A Dark Premonition (2016)
   Venice (2020)
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Following Story