The Netherlands and Flanders guest of honour 2.0 in Frankfurt

13 October 2016

On 18 October, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and the Belgian King Filip and Queen Mathilde open, in the presence of the Flemish Prime Minister and the Dutch Minister of Culture, the guest-of-honour pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Flanders and the Netherlands will be presenting their culture and literature to a German and international public. This is the culmination of a great project that the Netherlands Foundation for Literature and the Flemish Literature Fund have been working hard on for almost four years.

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Dutch and Belgian monarchs to jointly open Dutch-Flemish Pavilion

Frankfurt Book Fair

10 October 2016

Under the slogan Dit is wat we delen (‘This is what we share’), Flanders and the Netherlands will present over 70 authors at the Book Fair and various other venues in and around the city of Frankfurt. In the run-up to the Fair, over 300 German translations will be published of literary and other works in Dutch. These translations will encompass a multitude of genres, by a wide range of classic and contemporary authors.

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Frankfurt 2016


Jan Brokken

Die Vergeltung

(Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2015)

The Reprisal is an unforgettable examina­tion in microcosm of the Second World War and…

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Connie Palmen

You Said It

(Prometheus, 2015)

After Ted Hughes left her for another woman, Sylvia Plath killed herself. She became a…

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Harvesting time

Victor Schiferli

5 October 2016

Victor Schiferli was in New York to speak about Flanders and the Netherlands as joint Guests of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He also spoke to editors and publishers about all that the Dutch-language literature has to offer. They showed great interest.

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