Prix Médicis étranger for Toine Heijmans
Op zee (At Sea) awarded
12 November 2013
With the French translation of his novel Op zee (At Sea), Toine Heijmans has won the prestigious French literary prize ‘Prix Médicis étranger’. Heijmans is the first Dutch author ever to win the annual award, surpassing amongst others Alan Hollinghurst, Jaume Cabré and Javier Marías.
Translation Grants for Foreign Publishers 2013/5
6 November 2013
In the fifth meeting of 2013, at the end of October, 29 grants were awarded to foreign publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch fiction (10), graphic novels (3), children’s books (4), illustrated children’s books (1), non-fiction (9) and poetry (2). In total € 70,930 has been granted for the translation of the following titles: