Jeroen Olyslaegers as WiR in Amsterdam

Writer in residence programme 2018

2 October 2018

Flemish author Jeroen Olyslaegers will be living and working as a writer-in-residence in Amsterdam from 2 October to 30 November, upon invitation by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. During his residency in Amsterdam, Jeroen Olyslaegers will work on a new historical novel and give a series of public lectures and interviews.

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Swallows and Floating Horses

First anthology of Frisian literature in foreign translation worldwide

28 September 2018

This month a bilingual collection of Frisian literature in Frisian and English, almost 400 pages in length, will be published by UK-based Francis Boutle Publishers. It is the first anthology in the world to present a comprehensive range of Frisian prose and poetry past and present in translation. Swallows and Floating Horses will be launched in Boekhandel Van der Velde in Leeuwarden on Thursday 4 October.

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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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A Bookstore Full of Mysterious Books

Tynan Kogane

5 October 2018

From 10-12 September the Dutch Foundation for Literature hosted a group of publishers and editors from the UK and the US to come and meet their Dutch colleagues and familiarise themselves with Dutch literature. Tynan Kogane (New Directions) was one of our Fellows, he wrote a blog post on his—“unique and immersive”—experience in Amsterdam.

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