Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (1968, the Netherlands) writes novels, stories, poems, columns, essays, theatre plays and lyrics. He has lived and worked in Genoa for the past five years. His work has been translated and published in the U.K., Germany and the U.S. He has won the prestigious Dutch Libris Literature Prize in 2014 for his bestseller 'La Superba'. His collection of poetry 'Idyllen' won the Jan Campert-prize, the VSB Poetry prize and the Awater critics prize in 2016, the first time ever a poet won this 'Grand Slam'.