Cherry Duyns (b. 1944) is a writer, theatre- and filmmaker who has written numerous books, including the story collections The Top Man and Hinterland, as well as the novels The Sunday Boy, Dante’s Trumpet and The Chinese Knot. Many of his films have been awarded distinctions, such as the Zilveren Nipkowschijf for the TV-triptych Reports from Life and the Gouden Kalf for his art documentary The Genesis. In 2001, he received the prestigious Prix Europa in Berlin for his film The Dream of the Bear. In 2014, Duyns was bestowed knighthood in the Order of the Dutch Lion for his unique cultural contributions.
Recent titles – English material
Afscheid (Farewell), 2020
‘Duyns writes with enough sober precision to impress. […] I experienced it as a haunting book: whoever grows old, sees here what lies in store for them.’ **** – NRC HANDELSBLAD
‘A distant Dutch relative of the German journalist, satirist and writer Kurt Tucholsky.’ – FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU