European Literature Prize for Max, Mischa & het Tet-offensief

13 September 2018

The jury of the European Literature Prize 2018 has announced that the award goes to Norwegian author Johan Harstad and his translators Edith Koenders and Paula Stevens, for the novel Max, Mischa & het Tet-offensief (Podium). The prize will be presented to the author and his translators on the evening of Wednesday 31 October at the Crossing Border Festival in The Hague.

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Amsterdam Fellowship 2018

English Focus: Fiction

6 September 2018

The Amsterdam Fellowship is an annual programme in which the Foundation invites international literary editors to come and meet their Dutch colleagues and familiarise themselves with Dutch literature. As the Foundation will have a prominent presence in the US and the UK in 2020, with many performances by Dutch authors at literary festivals and other events, three fellowships will focus on English-language publishing houses. In september a group of fiction publishers will visit Amsterdam.

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Quality Non-Fiction from Holland
10 Books from Holland, Spring 2018
Children's Books from Holland, Spring 2018


Enchanting Verses

Dutch Poetry in Translation

(Issue XXVI, 2017)

A special edition enumerating Dutch poetry over the past century till date has been…

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Bibi Dumon Tak

The Cows’ Paradise

( 2017)

They’re lucky cows, the 46 creatures at De Leemweg, a retirement home for cattle.…

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Ivo van Vulpen

Nature’s Melody

(Atlas Contact, 2018)

Ivo van Vulpen, a particle physicist who was involved in the discovery of the Higgs…

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Martin Michael Driessen

The Pelican

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2017)

Former opera and theatre director Martin Michael Driessen’s sixth book is a comedy of…

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Everywhere and nowhere

Guido Snel

21 July 2018

The international literary festival Bookstan in Sarajevo was recently held for the third time. What is the current state of literature in Bosnia, twenty-three years after the end of the war?

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