Discovery of Heaven voted best book

Harry Mulisch’s classic De Ondekking van de Hemel (The Discovery of Heaven) has been voted the best Dutch-language book of all time in an internet poll of 15,000 people organised by public broadcaster NPS and the NRC Handelsblad.

Kader Abdolah’s Het Huis van de Moskee (The House of the Mosque) was second and Multatuli’s Max Havelaar, a condemnation of Dutch colonial abuses in the East Indies was third.

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