Anne Frank’s legacy shields refugees

10 July 2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first publication of Anne Frank’s diary. Her story was the inspiration for Amsterdam City of Refuge, which offers a safe haven to persecuted writers and which is hosted by the Dutch Foundation for Literature in the former house of the Frank-family, where Anne Frank started her diary before they went into hiding. Deutsche Welle’s Fred Muvunyi talks with poet Lety Elvir and the Foundation’s managing director Tiziano Perez about the City of Refuge-project.

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Silberne Feder 2017 for Anna Woltz

5 July 2017

Gips oder wie ich an einem einzigen Tag die Welt reparierte (published by Carlsen Verlag), by Anna Woltz and her translator Andrea Kluitmann, has been awarded the 2017 Silberne Feder. The German association of women doctors selected Woltz’s book from a record 100-plus submissions.

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10 Books from Holland, Spring 2016
Children's Books from Holland, Spring 2017
Quality Non-Fiction from Holland


Martha Heesen


(Querido, 2011)

‘This is not our life. This is not even our house. Whenever I wake up, I’m there…

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Martin Michael Driessen


(G.A. van Oorschot, 2016)

In the three novellas that make up this book, the main role is assigned to the flowing…

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Anton Blok

Radical Innovators

(Polity Press, 2016)

Polity Press published Radical Innovators: The Blessings of Adversity in Science and Art

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Happy Pride

Hanneke Marttin

4 August 2017

As Amsterdam celebrates diversity in ten days of Pride, with more than 150 events, Dutch readers can also rejoice in Queer, a new anthology of stories and poems by several generations of Dutch and Flemish authors. Some, like Gerbrand Bakker, Adriaan van Dis, Saskia de Coster, Tom Lanoye and Gerard Reve (1923-2006), have already enjoyed success abroad, but for foreign publishers looking for a good read somewhere over the rainbow, there’s still a lot of great literature to discover. Let’s have a quick look at the Dutch fiction.

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