latest update 7th December, 2003 (click for Dutch version)
In 1993 he started writing essays for the weekly De Groene Amsterdammer and in 1996 he became a poetry critic for De Volkskrant.
In 1997 he received the Van der Hoogt prize for his debut poetry volume Weloverwogen en onopgemerkt (Considered and Overlooked; Meulenhoff, 1996). In 2002 Gerbrandy received the Herman Gorter prize for his third volume De zwijgende man is niet bitter (The Silent Man Isn't Bitter). Which isn't to say his second volume Nors en zonder haten (Surly and without hate; Meulenhoff, 1999) is without merit: this volume was nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize.
Gerbrandy lives and works in Winterswijk.
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