Cees Nooteboom is a writer. In 1955, he published his first novel: Philip en de anderen (English translation Philip and the Others, 1988). It was awarded the Anne Frank Prize. Afterwards, he wrote journalistic reports and stories for Het Parool and Elseviers Weekblad, and he was a columnist with de Volkskrant. His breakthrough as a writer came with the novel Rituelen (1980, English translation Rituals, 1983). Many poems, novels, novellas and collections of travel and art reports followed, and were translated into a number of languages. Nooteboom received various prestigious prizes, such as the P.C. Hooft Award and the Dutch Literature Prize, and was a Visiting Professor at Berkeley. 2011 saw the appearance of Honderd miljoen zielen.