Editors’ hour

New initiative from the Dutch Foundation for Literature

15 January 2021

Almost all publishers agree that they miss the contact they used to have with their international colleagues, chatting with like-minded people, exchanging tips about interesting titles and authors, and having conversations about what is going on in the book trade and beyond.

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Translation Grants for Foreign Publishers


22 December 2020

In the eighth and last meeting of 2020, 79 grants have been awarded to international publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch fiction, children’s books, graphic novels, non-fiction and poetry. A total of € 302.085 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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Autumn 2020
Dutch Non-Fiction
Covid-19 measures
UK 2019-2020
Children's Books from Holland, Spring 2020


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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Sander Kollaard

A Dog’s Day

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2019)

Sander Kollaard has made his mark with critically acclaimed collections of short stories…

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Roanne van Voorst

We Used to Eat Animals

(Podium, 2019)

In the last thirty years veganism has exploded among younger generations around the…

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Dutch Children’s books in Japan

Etsuko Nozaka

13 October 2020

What can you learn about the Netherlands through Dutch children’s books? Etsuko Nozaka, translator Dutch-Japanese, sees the Netherlands as a country with a great emphasis on freedom and individual rights. What kind of children’s books does that yield? In this blog, originally published by Ehon Navi, with more than 20 million readers one of the largest Japanese websites on childrens literature, addresses this question by zooming in on books by three Dutch authors: Anna Woltz, Els Pelgrom and Dick Bruna.

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