Monika van Paemel  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Baroness Monika van Paemel (born 4 May 1945) is a Belgian writer. Born in Poesele, aged 14 she attended the Heilig Graf boarding school in Turnhout, where she graduated in commercial sciences. In 1963 she married Theo Butsen, whome she divorced some years later. Together they had two daughters, but one of them died aged seventeen.

On 16 July 1993, she was knighted and became a baroness.


  • Amazone met het blauwe voorhoofd (1971)
  • De confrontatie (1974)
  • Marguerite (1976)
  • De vermaledijde vaders (1985)
  • De eerste steen (1988)
  • Het wedervaren (1993)
  • Rozen op ijs (1997)
  • Het verschil (2000)


  • 1972 - Prijs voor het beste literair debuut
  • 1973 - Literaire prijs voor letterkunde Oost-Vlaanderen
  • 1986 - Dirk Martens prijs
  • 1986 - Prijs van de Vlaamse provincies

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