Author: Ferdinand Bordewijk
Ferdinand Bordewijk (Amsterdam, 10 October 1884 – The Hague 28 April 1965) was a Dutch author. His style, which is terse and symbolic, is considered New Objectivity and magic realism. He was awarded the prestigious P.C. Hooftprijs in 1953 and the Constantijn Huygensprijs in 1957. Character (1997), an Academy Award-winning film directed by Mike van Diem, was based on his Karakter (1938).