Presentation of the VUB literature prize
The VUB Luc Bucquoye Fund for Literature - established in 2018 within the Faculty of Languages and Humanities - awards an annual prize: the Luc Bucquoye prize or the VUB literature prize. This goes to an author who stands out in Dutch-language work who demonstrates reasonable idiosyncrasy. Think independent thought, engagement, rebelliousness, and the stimulation of emotion and intellect. The fund also strives to promote the humanities within multidisciplinary scientific research.
Fast forward to:
Luc Bucquoye graduated from the University of Ghent with a degree in Germanic philology. He spent many years in Africa, where he initially worked in education. Later, he also built a career in business as a consultant and manager of various groups.
Selection criteria prize
Independent thinking, rebelliousness, and the stimulation of emotion and intellect are important values for the VUB literature prize. The winning author participates in lectures and activities with students. The spirit of the oeuvre is the focal point.