MichaŽl Roumen Literary Management
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Maxim Februari is a Dutch novelist, columnist and legal philosopher.
He is an inevitable voice in the social debate.
Since his 1989 literary debut - with the novel De zonen van het uitzicht, awarded with the Multatuli Prize - he published several acclaimed novels and collections of essays.
In 2020 his work was awarded with the prestigious P. C. Hooft Prize.
He is a member of the Academy of Arts.
Maxim Februari writes regularly about data-driven government.
He was involved in the SyRI case (digital rights NGOīs vs the Netherlands), in which the Hague District Court considered the legality of the Dutch System Risk Indication (SyRI).
The court held that the system, used to predict the likelihood of a citizen committing benefit or tax fraud, violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.