Café Amsterdam

Les Phares du Nord

14 May 2019

Café Amsterdam brings three evenings full of Dutch literature, debate, art and music to Paris. From 14 to 16 May, Maison de la Poésie, the most important literary stage in Paris, is transformed into an Amsterdam brown pub. Dutch fiction and non-fiction authors Jan Brokken, Adriaan van Dis, Anna Enquist, Lieve Joris, Herman Koch, Eva Meijer, Hagar Peeters, Frank Westerman, Tommy Wieringa will read from their work and talk to French authors and journalists.

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Rob van Essen wins Libris Literature Prize

7 May 2019

Rob van Essen has won the prestigious Libris Literature Prize 2019 for his novel The Good Son (Atlas Contact). The prize is awarded annually to the best Dutch literary fiction title of the previous year, and consists of 50,000 euros and a bronze medal. The award ceremony was traditionally broadcast live in Nieuwsuur.

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Children's Books from Holland, Spring 2018
Quality Non-Fiction from Holland
10 Books from Holland, Spring 2019


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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From the dunes to the stars

Hugh Aldersey-Williams

6 March 2019

You are unexpectedly struck by it almost anywhere you turn. I found it among the ditches of Zaanse Schans, in the glare from the sea as I cycled round Walcheren peninsula, and – disconcertingly – aboard a train crossing the Waal at Zaltbommel only moments after I had read in Amsterdam Stories Nescio’s description of the sun shining infinitely, eternally on the water there.

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