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The Vondel Prize for Dutch/Flemish Translation

Past Winners


Winner: Donald Gardner for his translation of In Those Days by Remco Campert (Shoestring Press) and Laura Watkinson for her translation of The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt (Pushkin Press). 

Commended: Sam Garrett for his translation of Tirza by Arnon Grunber (Open Letter). 



Winner: David Colmer for The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst (Portobello)

Commended: Ina Rilke for The Black Lake by Hella S. Haasse (Portobello)

Commended: Johanna W. Prins and Johanna H. Prins for Mother Number Zero by Marjolijn Hof (House of Anansi)


Winner: Paul Vincent for My Little War by Louis Paul Boon (Dalkey Archive Press)

Runner-up: David Colmer for The Portrait by Willem Jan Otten (Scribe Publications)


Winner: Sam Garrett for Ararat: In Search of the Mythical Mountain by Frank Westerman (Harvill Secker)

Runner Up: Francis Jones for What It Is: Selected Poems by Esther Jansma (Bloodaxe Books)


Winner: Susan Massotty for My Father’s Notebook by Kader Abdolah (Canongate)

Runner-up: Sherry Marx-Macdonald for Daalder’s Chocolates by Philibert Schogt (Thunder’s Mouth Press)


Winner: Diane Webb for Colors Demonic & Devine: Shades of Meaning in the Middle Ages & After by Herman Pleij (Columbia University Press)


Winner: Sam Garrett for The Rider by Tim Krabbe (Bloomsbury)

Runner up: Susan Massotty for All Souls’ Day by Cees Nooteboom (Picador)


Winner: Hester Velmans for A Heart of Stone by Renate Dorrestein (Doubleday)

Highly commended: Paul Vincent for Metaphors of Memory by Douwe Draaisma (Cambridge University Press)

Highly commended: Stacey Knecht for Desire by Hugo Claus (Viking)

Highly commended: Sherry Marx-Macdonald for Darwin’s Dreampond by Tijs Goldschmidt (MIT Press)


Winner: Ina Rilke for Roads to Santiago by Cees Noteboom (Harvill/Harcourt Brace) and The Virtuoso by Margriet de Moor (Picador)

Highly commended: Sam Garrett for The Gates of Damascus by Lieve Joris (Lonely Planet) and Mali Blues by Lieve Joris (Lonely Planet)


Winner: Stacey Knecht for The Great Longing by Marcel Möring (Flamingo)

Highly commended: Noel Clark for Lucifer by Joost van den Vondel (Absolute Press)





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