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The Netherlands and Flanders ‘focus country’ at France’s largest children’s book fair

Literary autumn marathon in France: 21 authors in five cities

22 November 2018

This autumn the Les Phares du Nord campaign is taking twenty-one Dutch and Flemish authors to five French cities. A great deal of attention is also being paid to Dutch-language children’s and young adult literature, a much sought-after export product. From 28 November to 3 December, the Netherlands and Flanders are the ‘focus country’ at the Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse in Montreuil, France’s biggest and most important children’s book fair.

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Cees Nooteboom wins German poetry prize

27 November 2018

Cees Nooteboom has been awarded the Horst Bienek Prize for his entire poetic oeuvre, the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste announced Tuesday afternoon. The Akademie praises 85-year-old Nooteboom as one of the most renowned European writers.

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A Poetic Water Journey

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5 November 2018

Only when I’m standing in the middle of the Fugard Theater in Capetown, with in my hands the colourful programme of the Open Book Festival, do I start to realise what an enormous festival this is. This is a place where hundreds of writers, poets, activists, dancers, playwrights and journalists come together to give readings, do performances, book signings and have discussions with each other and the audience.

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