Golden Slate Pencil to Koos Meinderts

4 October 2017

The Golden Slate Pencil 2017 has been awarded to Koos Meinderts for his children’s book Naar het noorden (To the North) at the opening ceremony of the Dutch Children’s Book Week. The Golden Slate is a prestigious prize for the best written Dutch Children’s Book of the year. The Dutch Foundation also selected this title for its spring brochure Children’s Books from Holland.

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Tangram Cat wins Golden Paintbrush

26 September 2017

The Golden Paintbrush 2017, the most important Dutch prize for an illustrator of children’s and young adult literature, goes to Martijn van der Linden for Tangram Cat. Author Maranke Rinck received a Silver Slate for this book.

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10 Books from Holland, Autumn 2017
Quality Non-Fiction from Holland
Children's Books from Holland, Spring 2017


Tommy Wieringa

Saint Rita

(De Bezige Bij, 2017)

Paul Krüzen, the novel’s unlikely hero, is given a gift by his best friend Hedwiges: a…

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Willemijn van Dijk

The Successor

(Ambo Anthos, 2017)

Ever since antiquity, the Roman Emperor Tiberius has had a bad press, not only because…

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Happy Pride

Hanneke Marttin

4 August 2017

As Amsterdam celebrates diversity in ten days of Pride, with more than 150 events, Dutch readers can also rejoice in Queer, a new anthology of stories and poems by several generations of Dutch and Flemish authors. Some, like Gerbrand Bakker, Adriaan van Dis, Saskia de Coster, Tom Lanoye and Gerard Reve (1923-2006), have already enjoyed success abroad, but for foreign publishers looking for a good read somewhere over the rainbow, there’s still a lot of great literature to discover. Let’s have a quick look at the Dutch fiction.

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