Anna Blaman Prijs

The Anna Blaman Prijs (Dutch for Anna Blaman Prize) is a Dutch literary award created by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.[1] The award is named after Dutch writer and poet Anna Blaman. The award is only given to those who either live or work or have a close connection with the city of Rotterdam.[1] The award is given once every three years.[1]

Anna Blaman Prijs being awarded to Willem Adriaan Wagener (left, with glasses) in 1967.
Anna Blaman Prijs being awarded to Leyn Leijnse (right, with glasses) in 1969.

The award was established in 1965 and first awarded in 1966.[1] Early on the award was given for a specific work but as of 1981 the award is given for someone's entire oeuvre. As of 2015 the award is organised by the Passionate Bulkboek organisation.[1]

As of 2019 the Anna Blaman Prijs and the Hendrik Chabot Prijs (for visual arts) are the two remaining awards for the Rotterdam area created by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.[2] As of 2016 the Elly Ameling Prijs (for music) is no longer awarded and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds only awards Cultuurprijs Zuid-Holland every other year.[2] The Hendrik Chabot Prijs is now organised and awarded by the Chabot Museum.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Anna Blaman Prijs" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Anna Blaman Prijs" (in Dutch). Dutch Heights. Archived from the original on 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

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