Bart Moeyaert wins ALMA

2 April 2019

Flemish author Bart Moeyaert is the laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019, the ‘Nobel Prize for youth literature’. The award, which amounts to 5 million Swedish Kronor (€ 480,000) is given annually by the Swedish Arts Council. Moeyaert was nominated for the sixteenth time this year, and finally received the prestigious prize at the Bologna’s Children’s Book Fair.

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Mathijs Deen wins Halewijn Prize

1 April 2019

Mathijs Deen was awarded the Halewijn Prize on the final evening of the national Book Week. The prize is awarded annually by the city of Roermond to a literary talent that deserves more attention, and consists of a sum of € 1500 and a bronze statue.

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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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