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Center for European Studies to Host EU Prize for Literature Winner Marente de Moor

April 18, 2018
UNC Global



Award winning Dutch author Marente de Moor will be reading from her novel, The Dutch Maiden, in the DeBerry Boardroom at the FedEx Global Education Center at 5:30 p.m. on April 20 and at Flyleaf Books at 2:00 p.m. on April 21.

Marente de Moor received the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014. The Dutch Maiden follows a young Dutch fencer and her relationship with a war-scarred German man, a long lost friend of her father’s. De Moor is the author of several award-winning novels and short stories. Her work has been translated into 10 languages.

The European Union Prize for Literature is funded by the European Commission through the Creative Europe program. Its aim is to highlight contemporary European fiction and encourage interest in international literature. All 36 member nations participate in the program and 12 prizes are awarded each year to books from selected countries.

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Marente de Moor’s ‘The Dutch Maiden’ was published by World Editions.

“Students and community members – especially local book clubbers – have been reading The Dutch Maiden and are looking forward to engaging with the author,” said Sarah Hutchison, associate director of the Transatlantic Masters Program housed within the Center for European Studies.

Hutchison was instrumental in bringing de Moor to Carolina. “Reading a novel which has received recognition from the EU, by way of the EU Prize for Literature, provides an interesting way in which to look at the European integration process in the context of artistic expression,” she said.

This event follows last week’s Europe Week at Carolina, an initiative of the Center for European Studies that brought together students, faculty, staff and community members to examine, debate and share knowledge on contemporary Europe. Programs included film screenings, panel discussions and a special exhibition.

Event Contact: Sarah Hutchison, TAM associate director with the Center for European Studies, sahutchi@email.unc.edu


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