The Discomfort of Evening shortlisted

International Booker Prize 2020

2 April 2020

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and Michele Hutchison have just won a first ever Dutch shortlist nomination for the International Booker Prize with The Discomfort of Evening (Faber & Faber). The jury announced the six nominated titles online. The International Booker is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The vital work of translators is celebrated, with the prize money (£ 50.000) divided equally between the author and translator. The winner of the 2020 prize will be announced on 19 May.

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Foundation’s measures regarding COVID-19


28 March 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic and the measures required to contain it are having a major impact on the cultural sector and the book industry in Europe and elsewhere. Where possible, the Dutch Foundation for Literature is of course willing to give extra leeway to applicants - and thus help reduce uncertainties. An update.

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Quality Non-Fiction from Holland
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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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Sander Kollaard

A Dog’s Day

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2019)

Sander Kollaard has made his mark with critically acclaimed collections of short stories…

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Roanne van Voorst

We Used to Eat Animals

(Podium, 2019)

In the last thirty years veganism has exploded among younger generations around the…

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On a single sentence from Eva Meijer’s Bird Cottage

Antoinette Fawcett

16 December 2019

Bird Cottage, my translation of Eva Meijer’s Het vogelhuis, is, of course, a book about the relationship between humans and birds, and by extension with the whole of the natural world, but it is far from being a sentimental story about an eccentric lady and her almost tame garden birds.

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