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Writer and painter Anton Valens (57 years) has passed away.

Writer and painter Anton Valens (57 years) has passed away.

Anton Valens hacked Master of Hygiene, inspired by his time doing home help.Sculpture Annaleen Louwes

Anton Valens studied painting at the Rietveld and Rijksacademie Academy. But when you graduated, there was also money to be made; For ten years he worked in home care, as a home assistant – A. Already on his first working day, he said in an interview with Albarol In 2016, he thought: someone should write a novel on this topic. He began to take notes, but did not know how to formulate writing.

“I thought it would be a very boring subject for everyone. In my gallery of paintings, I have made a few copies of those notes.” This version ended up in Publisher Tilly Hermans, which had just started its new publishing house in August. She saw something in him, and involved retired editor Jaap Jansen in forming Valence.

appeared in May 2004 Master in HygieneA clever, loving story about the house that helps Boone and his old clients. The novel was awarded the 2005 Geertjan Lubberhuizen Prize for Literature and the 2006 Lucy B. & CW van der Hoogt Prize. The collection of short stories was published in 2008. wiper war employment I wanted to go to the outskirts of Beijing. travel story.

face, a novel about a supporting artist sailing for a week on a beam cutter to German Bight, appeared in 2009. Subtitles Master in Hygiene employment face Published in Germany and France. The great novel followed in 2012 ONT . book, which was longlisted for the Libris Literature Prize and was nominated, among others, for the 2013 AKO Literary Prize and the 2012 Halewijn Prize for Literature.

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In 2016 the main novel was published manure trading plan, who was longlisted for the Libris Literature Prize and was awarded the 2016 F. Bordewijk Prize. manure trading plan It was a tribute to the friendship between him and his mentor Jansen, who died in 2013 at the age of 74, against the backdrop of a designated park in the north of Amsterdam. Chalet 152 Published in October 2019, it was Fallen’s last novel.