In November 2010, Snijders was awarded the Constantijn Huygens Prize, one of the three most important literary prizes in Holland, in recognition of his work as a whole and especially his .He was born in Karachi in 1955 and has lived in London since the '70s.A graduate of SOAS, he has been publishing fiction and criticism since the mid-1980s.
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