Hella Serafia Haasse (born 2 February 1918 in Batavia) is one of the most important modern Dutch writers. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta) is the Capital and largest city of Indonesia. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands She is often called the Grand Old Lady of Dutch literature.
Many of her works are historical novels, but she has also produced essays, autobiographical material, short stories, etc. An historical novel is a Novel in which the story is set among historical events or more generally in which the time of the action predates the lifetime of the Author Some of her work, such as her debut Oeroeg, is set in the Dutch East Indies, where she was born and lived during the first 20 years of her life. See http//enwikipediaorg/wiki/WikipediaFootnotes for an explanation of how to generate footnotes using the tags and the template below She also wrote autobiographical texts and books about her life in the East Indies, such as Krassen op een rots (1970). The East Indies continue to play an important part in her novels, e. g. in Sleuteloog (2000), which has the same topic as Oeroeg: is a friendship between a Dutch and an Indonesian child possible and can they really understand each other?
Haasse is highly valued by her many readers and the critics. She received the prestigious Constantijn Huygens Prize and the P. C. Hooft Award in 1981 and 1984, respectively. The PC Hooft Award (in Dutch PC Hooftprijs) is a Dutch language literary oeuvre award given annually She also won the Annie Romein Prize, the Dirk Martens Prize and the Prize of the Public of the NS (twice). She is the only author who has written the prestigious annual National Book Week Present thrice, in 1948, 1959 and 1994. In March, 2007 Haasse was back in the news. While cleaning her house, she happened upon the lost manuscript of a novel she had written in 1950.
Already early in her life she earned international recognition, especially in France (where she has lived for many years). She is Officier dans l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur. Some of Haasse's works have been translated into English (see below).