Dutch Author W.J. Maryson (Wim Stolk) Passes Away

Locus reports the death of author Wim Stolk, who wrote as W.J. Maryson. There are few details.

From Locus:

Dutch fantasy author and artist “W.J. Maryson” (born Wim Stolk) died on March 9, 2011. His novel De Heer van de Diepten received the 2004 Elf Fantasy Award for best fantasy novel; he also won the Paul Harland Prize in 2007 for story “Nietzsche Station”. His novels have been published in the US, Spain, Poland, Germany, and Portugal.

Maryson also worked as an advertising writer, poet, muralist, portrait painter, rock musician, and composer, releasing two CDs based on his novels. He organized the Paul Harland Prize for fantasy, SF, and horror stories, and was a frequent attendee at the World Fantasy Convention. He is survived by his wife and four children.

From SF Site:

Dutch author W. J. Maryson (b. Wim Stolk, 1950) died on March 9. Maryson won the 2004 Elf Fantasy Award for best fantasy novel for his work De Heer van de Diepten and also won the Paul Harland Prize for the story “Nietzsche Station” in 2007. Maryson’s novel Onmagiër: De torens van Romander was translated into English as The Towers of Romander in 2010. In addition to his work as an author, Maryson organized the Paul Harland Prize for fantasy, science fiction and horror stories. He was a frequent attendee at the World Fantasy Con.

His only novel to be published in English is The Towers of Romander, published by a small press.

I met Wim at Utopiales in 2003 – shocked at the news. He was only 61. My condolences to his family and friends. – Lavie.

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2 thoughts on “Dutch Author W.J. Maryson (Wim Stolk) Passes Away

  1. Small correction on his age.
    Wim Stolk (W.J. Maryson) was just 60 years old.
    (Date of Birth: 21 Dec 1950)

  2. He picked me up from Belgrade when I was hitchhiking with a friend and he drove us to Sofia … Brilliant man – we had a great conversation on various topics. I just found out that he died. He is living in a better place though – in our hearts

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