Amsterdam Fellowship: fiction

Visitors’ Programme

31 August 2019

Ten international editors and publishers of fiction publishers will visit Amsterdam, upon invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. From 8 to 11 September the fellows will be introduced to Dutch book business and literature, meeting many publishers and writers.

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Hagar Peeters writer in residence at NIAS-KNAW

30 August 2019

Dutch poet and novelist Hagar Peeters will stay at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Amsterdam as writer in residence for one semester. The residency is a fellowship organised by the Dutch Foudantion for Literature together with NIAS-KNAW. During her stay, from 1 September, 2019 to 1 February, 2020, she will continue her inquiry into the relationship between writing and single motherhood.

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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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Karwan Fatah-Black

Paths through Slavery

(Ambo Anthos, 2018)

In Paths through Slavery, Karwan Fatah-Black definitively reorients our underĀ­standing…

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Poet and translator in conversation

Poetry Book Society

28 May 2019

Lieke Marsman’s very personal collection The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes was translated from Dutch by Sophie Collins, and published last April by Pavilion Poetry. The book was written in the three months following the poet’s diagnosis of chondrosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, at the age of twenty-seven. It includes a series of short poems and an essay responding to Audre Lorde’s reflections on cancer, and mixes personal experiences of the disease with social criticism. The English translation ends with a translator’s note in the form of a letter to the author. The Poetry Book Society interviewed both the poet and translator to learn more about this moving book and its themes, and to explore their collaboration and the translation process.

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