Constantijn Huygens Prize  

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The Constantijn Huygens Prize (Dutch: Constantijn Huygens-prijs) is a Dutch literary award.

History

Since 1947, it has been awarded each year for an author's complete works by the Jan Campert Foundation (Dutch: Jan Campert-Stichting), a foundation named in honor of the Dutch writer Jan Campert who died while helping Jews during World War II. The award is named after Constantijn Huygens, a 17th-century Dutch poet, diplomat, scholar and composer.

Template:As of it comes with a monetary award of €10,000.

There was no prize awarded in 1968. In 1982, Jan Wolkers refused to accept the award.

List of laureates




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