Cees Nooteboom Honorary Doctorate

University College London

22 August 2019

Dutch poet, novelist and travel writer Cees Nooteboom will be granted a honorary doctorate at the University College London. The ceremony will take place at Tuesday 3 September 2019 at UCL in London. Nooteboom already holds honorary doctorates from universities in Brussels, Nijmegen and Berlin.

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Award for Eva Schweikart

Ch.M. Wieland Prize for Translation

20 July 2019

The Christoph Martin Wieland Translation Prize, worth € 12,000, will be presented to Eva Schweikart this autumn for her German translation of Lampje, a novel by Annet Schaap that has been published in German by Thienemann Verlag under the title Emilia und der Junge aus dem Meer. It is the first time that the biennial prize, presented since 1979 for works in a wide range of genres, has gone to the translator of a children’s book.

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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 under­standing…

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Vonne van der Meer

The Findling

(Atlas Contact, 2019)

At the end of the 1950s, the young Jutka Horvath finds a woman’s handbag and returns it…

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Edward van de Vendel

Little Fox

(Querido, 2018)

Little Fox is the result of a real urge to experiment, the power of language, a love of…

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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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