Barbara den Ouden
Translation grants fiction
Barbara den Ouden studied English language and literature at the University of Utrecht, where she specialized in Modern Western Literature and Translation Studies. She worked for a short time as an assistant to a publisher of art and design books, and then started working at the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, the precursor of the Dutch Foundation for Literature.
For 10 years she was responsible for finding, assessing and guiding literary translators, and she worked at the Translator’s House Amsterdam, a place where translators are invited who translate a Dutch or Flemish book into their own languages. For the past six years she has been grants manager fiction and graphic novels. For fiction she is the contact person for Eastern- and Middle Europe, the Mediterranean, Latin-America, Arabic countries and Korea, for graphic novels she is the contact person for the whole world.