Marente de Moor wins EU Prize for Literature
8 October 2014
This morning at the Frankfurt Book Fair Marente de Moor was announced the winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 2014 for her second novel The Dutch Maiden (De Nederlandse maagd), published by Querido.
Two times gold for Schutten and Rieder
‘The Mystery of Life’
1 October 2014
The two most important Dutch prizes for children’s and young adult literature, the Golden Slate Pencil and the Golden Paintbrush have gone to one and the same book, for the first time since 1985: The Mystery of Life – and the Stinky Socks of Jos Grootjes from Driel, published by Gottmer. Author Jan Paul Schutten and illustrator Floor Rieder introduce earth’s origins, the universe and the story of evolution in ways that are witty and factual, technical and anecdotal. German publishing house Gerstenberg Verlag acquired the rights to this beautiful book and the publication of Evolution oder Das Rätsel von allem, was lebt, translated by Verena Kiefer, did not go unnoticed in Germany. The German press was full of praise for the book and in November it receives its first German prize. Next year an English translation will be published by Beyond Words Publishing (USA).