Podium.TV Home

Zwart Wit (Black White) | Episode 30 | Gerard Stout

    Zwart Wit (Black White)

    Episode 30: Gerard Stout

    First aired: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 17.00 hours

    Gerard Stout received the prestigious “Grote Cultuur Prijs van Drenthe” 2014. Stout is considered the most prolific writer of Drenthe this time, although he also, and increasingly, writes in Dutch. By his criticism of the contemporary use of the Drenthe, a group of Drenthe language promoters felt that he should give back the price.

    He received an open letter on his doormat. Stout would only understand with family and friends in the Drenthe and conduct a crusade against the dialect. The acclaimed writer Stout muses not to refund the price (and associated cash prize of € 10,000).

    Gerard Stout is in his work entirely himself and is often in his village Erica. With his distinctive and compelling idiom in which birth and death often cruel and sinister way are connected, he paints the relationships in rural areas. His sentences hang like dark clouds over an overly sweet looking landscape. Who hears him read his own work, the same authenticity of other regional language virtuosos hear as Ede Staal and Herman Finkers.

    For more information:


    About this program:

    A good conversation in Zwart Wit. Interesting, controversial and fascinating.

    Jan van Friesland has a long TV career and therefore extensive experience in the world of television. His career began for him in 1981 with Koos Postema. In the past 30 years he worked among others on programs such as Klasgenoten, Jongbloed en Joosten, Sonja, Achter het Nieuws, Buitenhof, Van Dis and NOS Journaal.

    All the guests of the program Zwart Wit have their own story. A story has always two sides. In Zwart Wit these different sides are going to be discussed.