As part of a special cultural cooperation between Amsterdam and Paris, the Dutch Foundation for Literature makes a donation of children’s and youth literature books to the Médiathèque Françoise Sagan in Paris. Thanks to fifteen publishers, a gift of no fewer than 92 books has been compiled, of which 72 are Dutch-language and 20 are French translations of Dutch children’s books.
This Friday, 14 June, Agnes Vogt (specialist children's & youth literature of the Foundation for Literature) will present the gift during a press conference at the Atelier Néerlandais in Paris.
Paris-Amsterdam Rendez-Vous 2019
From April to November 2019, Amsterdam and Paris work together in the field of arts and culture under the title "Paris-Amsterdam Rendez-Vous 2019". Literature is also involved in this cultural exchange: the Dutch Foundation for Literature and Bibliocité, the umbrella organization for cultural programs in French libraries, jointly organise a number of programmes related to literature. This spring, the focus is on children's and youth literature, after the summer, adult literature will be the center point.
The gift was composed with the help of publishing houses Querido, Singel Publishers, Rubinstein, Leopold, Lemniscaat, Gottmer, Lannoo, Van Goor, De Fontein, Book Island, Studio Marie, Hoogland & Van Klaveren, Anne Frank House, Ploegsma and Mercis Publishing.