Kopje Koffie #9: Stefan Hertmans

German book podcast about Dutch and Flemish literature

15 June 2022

Starring in the ninth episode of Kopje Koffie, the German book podcast about Dutch literature: Flemish writer Stefan Hertmans talks to Katharina Borchardt about his new book De Opgang (De Bezige Bij, 2020). In April of 2022, the book was published in German by Diogenes, under the title Der Aufgang, translated by Ira Wilhelm.

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German book fairs visit Rotterdam

Preparing for the Leipziger Buchmesse 2024

7 June 2022

From Wednesday the 8th of June until Saturday June 11th, programme directors and presidents of over ten German literature festivals will visit The Netherlands, at the invitation of Flanders Literature and the Dutch Foundation for Literature. This Fellowship takes place in the context of the Leipziger Buchmesse 2024, which will be hosted by the Netherlands and Flanders. During these intensive days, the organisers will get a broad overview of literature from the Low Countries and the opportunity to meet over fifteen writers and illustrators; all of which have upcoming German translations of their work.

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



Zindzi Zevenbergen

Lennox and the Golden Sickle

(De Harmonie, 2021)

Although Zindzi Zevenbergen’s debut is about an invisible illness, the book itself is a…

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Sander Kollaard

Anna’s Colours

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2022)

Sander Kollaard’s novels are astonishingly serene. His often run-of-the-mill characters…

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Milo van Bokkum

Border Regions

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2021)

Borders divide the familiar from the foreign, the Self from the feared Other, and with…

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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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In and around the Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse in Montreuil

Agnes Vogt

14 December 2021

Between mid-November and mid-December, a presentation of Dutch children’s and youth culture called Ton monde, plein de merveilles took place in Montreuil, a suburb of Paris. This multidisciplinary collaboration between Dutch foundations, French partners and the Dutch embassy in Paris consisted of screenings of Dutch children’s films, dance and theatre performances and, of course, literary activities.

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