Yesterday, the Flemish writer Lieve Joris won the VPRO Bob den Uyl Prize 2014. This is the prize for the best travel book. She won the prize with her book Op de vleugels van de draak. For this book, she travelled with African traders to China to give insight into their mutual relationship.
As a Dutch student, Peter Peverelli witnessed the final year of the Cultural Revolution. Peter’s book gives an insight of the experiences of the young Western students. They had to rely heavily on one another to find their way in a culture completely alien to them.