Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2022

  November 29, 2022 at 3:40 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 29, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Connectors in a divided world”. The King presented this year’s prize to the Israeli writer David Grossman.
David Grossman, one of the greatest Israeli writers, is the author of numerous novels, short stories, books for children and youth that have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Grossman is also a peace activist.
He received the prize because “In his work he wants to understand people from the inside, and look at the other lovingly across the boundaries of war and history” and also because “he tackles uncomfortable political subjects, such as the daily life of people in occupied territory and the Palestinian minority in Israel, but also themes such as friendship, living with the past and the bond between generations”.
The prize consists of a sum of € 150,000.
The Erasmus Prize Foundation was founded in 1958 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and is awarded annually to a person or institution that has made an exceptional contribution to culture, society or social science in Europe and beyond. The Foundation aims to strengthen the position of the humanities, the social sciences and the arts.

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