Ramsey Nasr became the new poet laureate on Wednesday evening following a public vote during a live tv show.
He was one of five finalists nominated for the post by a jury of literary specialists.
Nasr, the 35-year-old son of a Dutch mother and a Palestinian father, was handed a cheque for €5,000 and the poet laureate desk sign by previous incumbent Driek van Wissen.
Nasr, born in Rotterdam, was previously Antwerp’s city poet.
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