Maria Barnas 

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It was a quarter past three in the morning. There’s wasn’t any weather. And Maria Barnas was born to the world. The day: 28th August 1973. Location: Hoorn.

Maria Barnas
© Maria Barnas M C, 2005
She's written poems, stories and essays for a wide variety of magazines, such as Maatstaf, Tirade, Bunker Hill, Kastalia and Vrij Nederland; she was also an editor of MilleniuM. She is currently joint chief-editor of 'KOMMA', a magazine for literature and art, co-editor of RE-Magazine and correspondent of Italian magazine of art 'Tema Celeste'. And somehow she also finds time to write essays for the Groene Amsterdammer.

She's published two novels: Engelen van ijs (Angels of ice, 1997) and De baadster (The Bather, 2000), both with De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam.

Her poetry has been included in various anthologies: Aan iedere spijker een regel (A line on every nail; Prometheus, 1995), Double Talk (Arbeiderspers, 1997), Vanuit de lucht (From the air; Passage, 2001) and In Memoriam Prins Claus. Gedichten (I.M. Prince Claus. Poems; Passage, 2002)

On 22nd March 2002 a work of art entitled, 'De ontmoeting' (The encounter) was unveiled. Writing on poison and love spread across 103 manhole covers on Diemerszeedijk in Amsterdam. Please go to for more information.

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Maria Barnas:

De Arbeiderspers
Postbus 2877
1000 CW  Amsterdam
tel: +31-(0)20-524.75.00
fax: +31-(0)20-622.49.37

Dutch Literary Productions and Translations Foundation
Mr Bas Pauw:
Singel 464
1017 AW  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel.: +31 (0)20.620.62.61
fax: +31 (0)20.620.71.79

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