Godfried Bomans in the Starring Role in Exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem


HAARLEM.- This summer De Hallen Haarlem presents an exhibition on Godfried Bomans. For years he was the most-read author in The Netherlands. The exhibition gives a picture of Bomans’s multifaceted talent: as a writer, as a composer and as a TV personality. It also shows original illustrations for his books and work by artists who were among his friends, including Mari Andriessen, Anton Heyboer and Kees Verwey. The exhibition Bomans in De Hallen Haarlem runs from 19 June through 5 September, 2010. Godfried Bomans (1913 – 1971) was first and foremost a versatile writer. His literary range was broad: he wrote for adults and children, both fiction and non-fiction. More than 400,000 copies of his best known book, Eric in the Land of Insects (1940), have been sold. Many of the writer’s books and original manuscripts will be on show in the exhibition. Familiar characters such as Pa Pinkelman and Tante Pollewop pass in