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


Daan Remmerts de Vries

Bigger than the Sky, Worse than the Sun

(Querido, 2015)

In this story, told through the voice of twelve-year-old Elmer Noorland, Daan Remmerts de…

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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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Typex in America


12 July 2017

Having become almost world famous with his graphic novel Rembrandt, Typex is now working on a new book, on one of his inspirations as an artist: Andy Warhol. Last year he traveled twice to the U.S.A. to talk with the Andy Warhol Foundation and to do research for this biographical project. First to Pittsburgh, and later to New York, following the chronology of Warhol’s life. Both travels were supported financially by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Below a snippet of Typex’ travel diaries, a travelogue in drawings, photos and text.

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