A portrait of Hanna Bervoets

Hanna Bervoets

Hanna Bervoets (b. 1984) writes novels, essays, and screenplays. Bervoets won the 2009 Debut of the Year Award for her first novel, Or, How, Why. Its followup, Dear Céline, was awarded the Opzij Literature Prize 2012 for best book by a female Dutch author. It has since been adapted for the big screen. After Dear Céline, she made her definitive breakthrough as a novelist with the acclaimed bestseller Everything There Was. Her next novel, Efter, was nominated for the BNG New Literature Prize and reached the longlist of the Golden Book Owl and the Libris Literature Prize. The film rights of Efter have been sold to prominent Dutch producer NL Film. Bervoets' fifth novel, Ivanov, came out in January 2016 and has received high critical acclaim.