Biographies 2004

    Robert Anker is a poet and novelist and lives in Amsterdam. His most recent collection De broekbewaperde mens was nominated for the prestigious VSB Prize. He also writes for the national newspaper Het Parool.

    Jan Baeke is a leading member of the new generation of Dutch poets. His second collection Zo is de zee was published in 2001. A new collection is expected soon.

    J. Bernlef is one of the Netherlands foremost contemporary authors. He has published many prize-winning novels, poetry, short stories and essays, including two novels in English with Faber & Faber.

    Duncan Bush is a poet and novelist. He has also published translations of Mallarmé, Baudelaire, Pavese and Pierre de la Prée. His most recent collection is Midway (Seren).

    Anton Ent is a Dutch poet. He has published several collections, most recently Ode aan de Ooievaar with Wagner & Van Santen in 2003.

    P.C. Evans is a poet and literary translator. Recent publications include The Unreal City (Headland), The Pterodactyl’s Wing (Parthian) and In a Different Light (Seren).

    Willem Groenewegen is a freelance literary translator. Publications include The Sublime Song of a Maybe (Arc, 2002) and The Borderland Project, featuring work by J. Bernlef (Dordrecht: A. de Jong Publications, 2004).

    Lloyd Haft teaches Chinese Literature at the University of Leiden. An American by birth, he has published several collections of poetry in Dutch and English (Amsterdam, Querido).

    C.O. Jellema, one of Holland’s finest contemporary poets, published his final collection Stemtest shortly before his death in 2003.

    Jay McGill works in London and Paris.

    Medbh McGuckian currently teaches Creative Writing at Queen’s College, Belfast. Recent publications include Had I a Thousand Lives (2003) and The Book of the Angel (2004, both Gallery Press).

    Robert Minhinnick is a poet and editor of Poetry Wales. Recent publications include After the Hurricane and The Adulterer’s Tongue (both Carcanet).

    Leonard Nolens is a poet and diarist. He won the Constantijn Huygens Prize in 1997. His most recent collection is Derwisj (2003).

    Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) is increasingly being seen as one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century. A poet, novelist and diarist, his collected poems Disaffections will be published by in April 2004.

    Paul Vincent is a freelance translator and former Senior Lecturer in Dutch at University College London. His numerous translations include novels by J. Bernlef and Harry Mulisch, from Faber and Penguin.