Translation grants for foreign publishers


2 September 2021

As a result of the third meeting of 2021, 59 grants were awarded to foreign publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch fiction, children’s books, non-fiction and poetry. In total € 177.798 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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Shortlist European Literature Prize 2021

29 June 2021

Jury chair Manon Uphoff has announced the shortlist for the European Literature Prize 2021. Five titles have been selected, all of them contemporary European novels in Dutch translation. The prize is being presented this year for the eleventh time; it goes to both the author and the translator.

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Spring 2021
Dutch Non-Fiction
Dutch Children's Books
UK 2019-2020



The Riveter: Writing from the Netherlands

Dutch Poetry in Translation


The Dutch Riveter presents an abundance of (contemporary) Dutch literature in English…

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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

My Heavenly Favourite

(Atlas Contact, 2020)

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s second novel tells the story of a forbidden love. An aging…

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Bas von Benda-Beckmann

After The Annex

(Querido, 2020)

When Anne Frank’s father, Otto, returned to Amsterdam from Auschwitz, he sought to…

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Hanny Michaelis

Wartime Diaries, 1940-1945

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2019)

When the poet Hanny Michaelis’s diaries from the German occupation of the Netherlands…

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Hafid Bouazza


(Prometheus, 2003)

Hafid Bouazza’s Paravion is like an Arab fairy tale in its composition, poetic and…

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A genius of the heart

David McKay

29 June 2021

I live and work in Bezuidenhout, a mainly residential area of The Hague to the south of a large wooded park, the Haagse Bos. During World War II, this park was used by the German occupying forces as cover for the V2 rockets fired at English cities. On March 3, 1945, the Royal Air Force tried to bomb the Haagse Bos, but the pilots were given the wrong coordinates. This human error led to the tragic destruction of much of Bezuidenhout by Allied aircraft.

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