Remco Meijer, born in Bennebroek, the Netherlands, in 1962. Journalist for de Volkskrant. Author of literary non-fiction.
Journalist-in-Residence (1 September 2008 - 31 January 2009)
BIOGRAPHY OF KING WILLEM IV
In my Research Proposal I wrote: "When I leave NIAS at the end of January, the manuscript should be finished..."
Well, it is with great pleasure that I can tell that I did indeed finish the manuscript during my time at NIAS (September 2008-January 2009) as a Journalist-in-Residence. I started this project, a biography of the Dutch Crown Prince William Alexander, four years ago together with a colleague from the newspaper de Volkskrant. The book is primarily an oral history project. Its material comes from recorded interviews with at least 80 people who have worked with the Crown Prince: advisers, ministers, MP's and so on. The project has the approval of the Royal Court, although it is not an authorised biography.