Kopje Koffie #10: Lize Spit

German book podcast about Dutch and Flemish literature

10 August 2022

Starring in the ninth episode of Kopje Koffie, the German book podcast about Dutch literature: Flemish writer Lize Spit talks to Katharina Borchardt and Bettina Baltschev about her book Ik ben er niet (I’m not there), published by Das Mag in 2020. In July of 2022, the book was published in German by S. Fischer, under the title Ich bin nicht da, translated by Helga van Beuningen.

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Ariel Magnus as WiR in The Netherlands

Writer in residence program 2022

1 August 2022

The Argentine author Ariel Magnus will be in Amsterdam as writer in residence in August, at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. During his stay, he is working on a new novel and doing research for another.

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Dutch Non-Fiction
Dutch Children's Books
Autumn 2021
UK 2019-2020



Zindzi Zevenbergen

Lennox and the Golden Sickle

(De Harmonie, 2021)

Although Zindzi Zevenbergen’s debut is about an invisible illness, the book itself is a…

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Sander Kollaard

Anna’s Colours

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2022)

Sander Kollaard’s novels are astonishingly serene. His often run-of-the-mill characters…

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Milo van Bokkum

Border Regions

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2021)

Borders divide the familiar from the foreign, the Self from the feared Other, and with…

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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…

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In and around the Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse in Montreuil

Agnes Vogt

14 December 2021

Between mid-November and mid-December, a presentation of Dutch children’s and youth culture called Ton monde, plein de merveilles took place in Montreuil, a suburb of Paris. This multidisciplinary collaboration between Dutch foundations, French partners and the Dutch embassy in Paris consisted of screenings of Dutch children’s films, dance and theatre performances and, of course, literary activities.

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