Knighthood for Volkskrant columnist

When it comes to a good laugh Kees Fens is ‘like a butcher on a vegetarian diet’ says today’s Volkskrant, referring to its own columnist who was awarded a knighthood at yesterday’s Book Week Ball.

Humour – the theme of this year’s book week – is a matter for ‘bitter seriousness’ for Fens, the paper says. Fens is known for his dry personal anecdotes and simple use of language.

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