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Yannick Dangre

Yannick Dangre

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Yannick Dangre (b. 1987), ‘Talent of 2016’ (NRC Handelsblad), is a writer and poet. He graduated in Dutch and French literature and made his debut at the age of twenty-two with the novel Vulcano Fruit, which was extremely well received and won him the Debut Prize. Dangre then made a succesful debut as a poet. His collection Girl I Still Like was nominated for the C. Buddingh’ Prize and awarded the Herman De Coninck Prize. In September 2012 his second novel appeared, March Rooms, and in 2014 his second poetry collection, With Retrospective Effect.


Recent title – English material 

De idioot en de tederheid (The Idiot and the Tenderness), 2016

Press on previous work:

A prodigy in hidden things. **** – NRC HANDELSBLAD

Dangre seems born to create moving portrayals of human passion. – TROUW

Dangre’s greatest trump card remains the musicality of his language. Nothing in this novel feels artificial, as if it was written at one sitting. There can be no doubt that Dangre will write many more beautiful things. – DE STANDAARD