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Flanders and the Netherlands in the spotlight at Comedie du Livre

leading literary festival in South France invites 30 Dutch authors

24 May 2018

No less than 30 Dutch and Flemish authors are on stage this weekend at the ‘Comédie du Livre’ festival in Montpellier, with nearly 100,000 visitors the most important literay festival in the south of France. This years 33rd edition of the festival has a special focus on the Low Countries. Both new, recently introduced authors - such as Joost de Vries, Niña Weijers, Lize Spit, Inge Schilperoord - and in France well known names are part of the invited group of writers. Many genres are represented: novels, but also graphic novels, thrillers and literary non-fiction.

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Dumon Tak wins Theo Thijssen Prize

15 May 2018

The prestigious, triennial Theo Thijssen Prize for children’s and youth literature goes to Bibi Dumon Tak, the board of the P.C. Hooft Prize for Literature announced. She is the first author of literary non-fiction to be awarded this prize. She regularly received scholarships from the Dutch Foundation for Literature for writing her books. Her work has been translated into many languages, including Chinese, German, English, Japanese and Polish.

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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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The Amsterdam and Antwerp Fellowship for Non-Fiction Publishers

Amy Spangler

5 December 2017

I took a lot of notes at this year’s inaugural Amsterdam and Antwerp Fellowship for Non-Fiction Publishers. A lot. And so when it came time to write this blog article, there was a fair share I had to whittle out. So, if your curiosity is piqued about anything written here, just ask: I’m pretty certain to have a slew more notes on it!

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