Constantijn Huygens; Connie Palmen; Arnon Grunberg; Eric de Kuyper; Adriaan van Dis; Christopher Wright (author)
Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria "Connie" Palmen (born November 25, 1955) is a Dutch author.Palmen debuted with the novel De wetten (1990), published in the USA as The Laws (1993), translated by Richard Huijing. The Laws was shortlisted for the 1996 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.Her second novel was De vriendschap (1995), published in the USA as The Friendship (2000), translated by Ina Rilke. It is the story of the lifelong friendship of two girls with completely different characters.Palmen had a relationship with Ischa Meijer in the years preceding his death in 1995. From 1999 on she lived with D66 politician Hans van Mierlo, and the couple married on 11 November 2009 until his death on 11 March 2010.