The Libris literature prize, named after the Libris book shop chain, started in 1994 and is awarded every year to a writer of a Dutch language novel. The winner is picked by a jury from a shortlist of six and receives €50,000. The five runners-up get €2,500 each. The Netherlands has dozens of literature prizes but the Libris (modelled on Britain’s famous Booker prize) is considered one of the most prestigious.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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