Shortlist European Literature Prize 2018 announced

28 June 2018

The shortlist for the European Literature Prize 2018 has been presented in Spui25 in Amsterdam. Five titles have been selected by a professional jury led by Anna Enquist as the best Dutch translations of contemporary European novels published last year. A special feature of the prize is that it is awarded to both authors and translators.

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Cees Nooteboom wins international poetry prize

14 June 2018

Dutch author Cees Nooteboom has won the Premio Internazionale Elena Violani – Landi, the international literary prize from the poetry centre of the University of Bologna. The prize was awarded to Nooteboom at the opening ceremony of the Oven Poetry Festival in Bologna in Italy on Wednesday 6 June. The prize money awarded with the prize is € 6.000

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Quality Non-Fiction from Holland
10 Books from Holland, Spring 2018
Children's Books from Holland, Spring 2018


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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Bibi Dumon Tak

The Cows’ Paradise

( 2017)

They’re lucky cows, the 46 creatures at De Leemweg, a retirement home for cattle.…

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Ivo van Vulpen

Nature’s Melody

(Atlas Contact, 2018)

Ivo van Vulpen, a particle physicist who was involved in the discovery of the Higgs…

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Martin Michael Driessen

The Pelican

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2017)

Former opera and theatre director Martin Michael Driessen’s sixth book is a comedy of…

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Everywhere and nowhere

Guido Snel

21 July 2018

The international literary festival Bookstan in Sarajevo was recently held for the third time. What is the current state of literature in Bosnia, twenty-three years after the end of the war?

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