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‘Vote for the Okapi’ wins Estonian award

19 November 2018

The Estonian translation by Kerti Tergem of Vote for the Okapi (published by Päike ja Pilv), an illustrated children’s book by Edward van de Vendel and Martijn van der Linden, has won the Tower of Babel Honour Diploma. The Tower of Babel Honour Diploma is awarded annually to an outstanding foreign book published in another country by a living children’s book author that is translated into Estonian and published in Estonia. Previously Vote for the Okapi has won the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs 2016 (best Dutch children’s book of the year), Zilveren Griffel 2016 (best informative children’s book) and an honorary mention for the illustrations.

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Tommy Wieringa wins BookSpot Literature Prize

8 November 2018

Tommy Wieringa has won the BookSpot Literature Prize 2018 for his novel Santa Rita (translated into English by Sam Garrett). The prize is one of the biggest Dutch literature prizes, and consists of €50.000. In addition to the jury prize, he also has won the reader’s prize, consisting of €10.000.

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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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Bibi Dumon Tak

The Cows’ Paradise

( 2017)

They’re lucky cows, the 46 creatures at De Leemweg, a retirement home for cattle.…

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Ivo van Vulpen

Nature’s Melody

(Atlas Contact, 2018)

Ivo van Vulpen, a particle physicist who was involved in the discovery of the Higgs…

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Martin Michael Driessen

The Pelican

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2017)

Former opera and theatre director Martin Michael Driessen’s sixth book is a comedy of…

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A Poetic Water Journey

Babs Gons

5 November 2018

Only when I’m standing in the middle of the Fugard Theater in Capetown, with in my hands the colourful programme of the Open Book Festival, do I start to realise what an enormous festival this is. This is a place where hundreds of writers, poets, activists, dancers, playwrights and journalists come together to give readings, do performances, book signings and have discussions with each other and the audience.

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