Book Presentation: ‘La Superba’ by Ilja Pfeijfer – in English

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Date(s) - 03/24/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

3 West Club


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The Cultural Attaché of the Netherlands to the US,  the Department of Germanic Languages of Columbia University, the Board of Directors of The Netherland Club of New York and The Netherland-America Foundation are pleased to invite you to the

Book Presentation of ‘La Superba’ by Ilja Pfeijffer – in English

on Thursday March 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm in The Lincoln Room, 4th floor.

‘La Superba’ is Pfeijffer’s masterpiece, and was greeted with unanimous acclaim, including the most prominent recognition with the Libris Literature Prize 2014, the Netherlands’ most prestigious literary award, and the Tzum Prize, awarded for ‘the most beautiful sentence of the year’, which he has now won twice. ‘La Superba’ is a classic, wide-ranging, engaged novel, a rambling, bizarre, hilarious, touching Rabelaisian epic from a true master of language.

— NRC Handelsblad: “Witty throughout, it’s extraordinarily well written, an ode to the imagination”

— Vrij Nederland:  “You read his salutary, pleasure-seeking prose to feast upon language. Bravissimo.”

For more information about ‘La Superba’ and Ilja Pfeijffer, please visit this link.

6:30 pm – doors open with welcome cocktails from cash bar
7:00 pm – opening by Cultural Attaché Jan Kennis, followed by Ilja’s book presentation
7:45 pm – Q&A
8:00 – 8:30pm – meet & greet Ilja Pfeijffer.

Copies of ‘La Superba’ will be available for purchase and Ilja will be happy to sign your copy during this event.

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This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. Visit their website:



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