Suzanne Meeuwissen (Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Netherlands)

Suzanne Meeuwissen

It was Suzanne Meeuwissen’s affinity for literary magazines that prompted her to join the staff of the Dutch Foundation for Literature, where until recently she was also involved in providing grants to Dutch publishers. A factor common to both is the limited marketability of important titles that foster the diversity and quality of Dutch literature. As well as magazines and the website Schwob.nl, her work at the Foundation currently focuses on new developments in the book trade, whether commercial or artistic (with new forms of literature such as the blog biography). She was formerly an editor at a renowned scientific research institute and edited a restaurant guide. After studying Dutch and comparative literature at the University of Utrecht she began her career as an editor at Kwadraat, a small independent literary publishing house in Utrecht.