Anton Wachter Prize
The Anton Wachter Prize ( Anton Wachterprijs ) is a Dutch literary prize . It has been awarded every two years since 1977 by the Central Committee 1945 (Centraal Comité 1945), the Frisian community of Harlingen and the Vestdijkkring for the best debut novel. The award is named after the fictional character Anton Wachter , main character and alter ego of a novel cycle by Simon Vestdijk . The award consists of a sum of 2000 euros and a replica of the figure Anton Wachter on Voorstraat Harlingen. Traditionally, the award ceremony takes place in Vestdijk's birthplace in Harlingen (in the Lahringen romance cycle).