Nachoem Wijnberg wins P.C. Hooft Prize
Nachoem Wijnberg, poet, and professor of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Management (Amsterdam Business School, Entrepreneurship & Innovation section) has been awarded the 2018 P.C. Hooft Prize.
The organiser, Stichting P.C. Hooft-prijs voor Letterkunde, made the announcement on Tuesday 12 December. For 2018, this oeuvre prize has been designated for poetry, and Wijnberg will be presented with the prestigious award on 24 May 2018 during a festive event at the Museum of Literature in The Hague.
The P.C. Hooft Prize is the pre-eminent Dutch literary oeuvre prize. It is awarded to a poet once every three years, with the winner also receiving €60,000. Essayist Bas Heijne was last year’s winner and the last poet to win the prize was Anneke Brassinga in 2015.
Marc Salomon, dean of the Amsterdam Business School, is very proud of Nachoem's achievement. “Nachoem is a lecturer in 'entrepreneurship and management in the creative industries' at the Amsterdam Business School. What could be more enjoyable for our students than attending one of Nachoem's lectures. He's someone who has proved that he is a successful, creative entrepreneur as well as an outstanding academic.”