Leipzig am Meer

8 February 2019

From 21 to 24 March, seven Dutch illustrators and authors of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books will visit Germany. Dutch literature will be presented in ten events at the Leipziger Buchmesse and the corresponding Leipzig Liest reading festival.

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Antjie Krog as WiR in Amsterdam

Writer-in-residence programme 2019

21 January 2019

South African poet and author Antjie Krog will be living and working in Amsterdam from 21 January to 20 February, at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. As well as being a writer worthy of the Nobel Prize for literature, Krog is a consummate literary performer. During her stay she will give a series of performances in the Netherlands and Belgium, including appearances during Poetry Week.

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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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Eva Meijer

The Limits of My Language

(Cossee, 2019)

Much has been written about the treatment of depression, less about its meaning.…

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Mirthe van Doornik

Other People’s Mothers

(Prometheus, 2018)

In Other People’s Mothers, Mirthe van Doornik tells the story of two sisters, Kine and…

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Erna Sassen

Don’t Tell Me What I Am

(Leopold, 2017)

A schoolgirl suffering from a burnout tries to understand and process her traumatic…

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A Picture Book Life

Anna McFarlane

1 February 2019

From 21-23 January the Dutch Foundation for Literature hosted a group of publishers and editors of children’s literature from five different Anglophone countries to come and meet their Dutch colleagues and familiarise themselves with Dutch children’s literature. Anna McFarlane (Allen & Unwin, Australia) was one of them, and wrote a blogpost about her three-day picture book life in Amsterdam.

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