Carel Peeters (born 5 June 1944, in Nijmegen) is one of the leading Dutch literary critics and since 1973 a writer and editor at Vrij Nederland.
Peeters grew up in Nijmegen but moved, with his parents, to Amsterdam at age 14. In 1964 he enrolled at the University of Amsterdam to study literature, and began writing for the newspaper Het Parool; he never attained his degree. In 1970 he was hired by Elsevier, where he worked as the assistant of Wim Zaal, and in 1973 moved to Vrij Nederland (where he still works) and started their literary supplement, which in 1982 earned him an award from the Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek, the Dutch trade organization for booksellers and publishers. From 1987 to 1992 he was a professor of literature at the University of Amsterdam. Peeters published more than a dozen collections of essays, and was awarded the Dr. Wijnaendts Francken award for essays and literary criticism in 1985, and in 2008 …Read more on Wikipedia