Madibaland World Literary Festival: Gerbrand Bakker
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Gerbrand Bakker (Wieringerwaard 1962) is a Dutch Writer. He has written four novels, amongst which 'Boven is het Stil' (The Twin) is probably the best known. He has been awarded several (inter)national prizes, most notably the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for The Twin (2010), and The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Detour (2013). He has not written a novel in ten years time, but has written countless columns about gardening, and two volumes of diaries in the series Privé-domein, published by the Arbeiderspers. He mainly lives in a hamlet in The Eifel, Germany.