01 Oct '23

Writing for a better world

door Anne Peeters
Brigitte Raskin’s insights into the world around her inspire a fierce commitment to making it a better place.

The historian’s incisive skills in journalism are among her formidable assets in this pursuit. She won the 1989 AKO Literature Prize for her novel Het koekoeksjong, a portrait of the life of Frans Maes, a small-time criminal whom she had known for a short time. And she continues to write as much as she can in aid of the cause of achieving a better world, as seen in De tijd dringt. Brieven aan grootouders voor het klimaat. In this moving book, she seeks to inform and raise awareness among her peers about climate change and its consequences. For her generation and all generations to come. What action should we take?