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Marcia Luyten

Marcia Luyten

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Marcia Luyten (b. 1971) is an economist and cultural the programme Buitenhof for VPRO television. She is is the author of Whitey Give Money (2003), Blinkered (2008) and Bye, Africa (2013). The Luck of Limburg was published in 2015. The Luck of Limburg won her the Brusse Prize 2016.


Recent title – English material

Máxima Zorreguieta. Moederland (Máxima Zorreguieta: Motherland), 2021

Het geluk van Limburg (The Luck of Limburg), 2015

Press on The Luck of Limburg:

An irresistible story. Marcia Luyten pulls out all the literary stops; her language is baroque, spicy and full of compassion. ***** – de Volkskrant

Luyten paints a virtually complete, colourful picture of the mining community of Heilust and surrounding area, paying particular attention to the woman who tried to wash that coal-black existence white. *** – NRC Handelsblad

A beautifully written book, a delight to read; the life of my own family passes by. – Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the European Commission