Gerrit Kouwenaar (9 August 1923 – 4 September 2014) was a Dutch journalist, translator, poet and prose writer. He began working in 1941. He was a member of the Dutch poetry group known as the Vijftigers. He worked for magazines and newspapers such as Vrij Nederland, De Waarheid and Het Vrije Volk. During the mid-1940s, he worked for the illegal newspaper Parade der Profeten. He was arrested for this and sentenced to half a year in jail. In 1970, he was given the P. C. Hooft Award.
Kouwenaar died on 4 September 2014 in Amsterdam, aged 91.
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