For the next two years, Mark Groenen can call himself the City Writer of Eindhoven. On Thursday evening, March 25, his story ‘Columbia’ was voted the best story from a total of 49 submissions. Among other things, he wins a cash prize of 500 euros.
Due to the corona measures, the award ceremony could be followed via a live stream on YouTube. Only a small group was allowed to come together in the studio itself.
“This story stood out because of the special approach. Great abstract concepts such as freedom and death were given a body and a soul, were personified. The dialogue between Columbia and the Grim Reaper is smoothly alternated with personal liberation stories. Everything comes together logically and the funeral is complete. also a harbinger for the special year 2020. The story surprised, moved, dragged us along and never let go “, according to the jury.
The stories are always anonymized before being reviewed.
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