The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es wins Costa book of the year

UK The Guardian

Book’s subject, Lien de Jong, 85, who survived second world war ordeal, attends ceremony The 85-year-old woman whose harrowing story is at the heart of Bart van Es’s The Cut Out Girl was in attendance to watch him win the £30,000 Costa book of the year award for the biography, which the judges called “extraordinary”. Van Es and Lien de Jong embraced on stage in front of a packed room after he was announced as winner at the awards on Tuesday night. “Without family you don’t have a story. Now I have a story thanks to Bart. I also have a family again, I have children and grandchildren. Bart has …

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