home

Translation grants for foreign publishers

2021/03

2 September 2021

As a result of the third meeting of 2021, 59 grants were awarded to foreign publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch fiction, children’s books, non-fiction and poetry. In total € 177.798 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

Read more

Shortlist European Literature Prize 2021

29 June 2021

Jury chair Manon Uphoff has announced the shortlist for the European Literature Prize 2021. Five titles have been selected, all of them contemporary European novels in Dutch translation. The prize is being presented this year for the eleventh time; it goes to both the author and the translator.

Read more
Spring 2021
Dutch Non-Fiction
Dutch Children's Books
UK 2019-2020

Highlights

omslagbeeld

The Riveter: Writing from the Netherlands

Dutch Poetry in Translation

(2021)

The Dutch Riveter presents an abundance of (contemporary) Dutch literature in English…

Read more
omslag

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

My Heavenly Favourite

(Atlas Contact, 2020)

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s second novel tells the story of a forbidden love. An aging…

Read more
omslag

Bas von Benda-Beckmann

After The Annex

(Querido, 2020)

When Anne Frank’s father, Otto, returned to Amsterdam from Auschwitz, he sought to…

Read more
omslag

Hanny Michaelis

Wartime Diaries, 1940-1945

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2019)

When the poet Hanny Michaelis’s diaries from the German occupation of the Netherlands…

Read more
omslag

Hafid Bouazza

Paravion

(Prometheus, 2003)

Hafid Bouazza’s Paravion is like an Arab fairy tale in its composition, poetic and…

Read more

Blog

A genius of the heart

David McKay

29 June 2021

I live and work in Bezuidenhout, a mainly residential area of The Hague to the south of a large wooded park, the Haagse Bos. During World War II, this park was used by the German occupying forces as cover for the V2 rockets fired at English cities. On March 3, 1945, the Royal Air Force tried to bomb the Haagse Bos, but the pilots were given the wrong coordinates. This human error led to the tragic destruction of much of Bezuidenhout by Allied aircraft.

Read more

Newsletter

The Dutch Foundation for Literature regularly sends a newsletter. Subscribe yourself for free here.