From 22 to 24 August, Anneke Brassinga will be in Helsinki, Finland, to perform at the Poetry Moon literature festival. She will participate in a panel discussion about translating poetry and read from her work during the festival’s main programme. At the end of 2019, ten of her poems will be published in Finnish in the literary magazine Nuori Voima, translated by Lieven Ameel and Maria Matinmikko.
Brassinga’s work has already been translated into German, French and Lithuanian. An overview of her translated work can be found in our translations database.
Anneke Brassinga, born in 1948, is a translator, prose author, essayist and poet. Her debut book was Aurora in 1987, since then she has published ten more poetry collections as well as books of essays and various publications in magazines and journals, letters and diary entries. Brassinga has received various prizes in the Netherlands for her extensive range of work: her book of poems Landgoed was awarded the Herman Gorter Prize (1990) and Verschiet earned her the VSB Poëzieprijs (2002). Her complete works have been honoured with two prestigious prizes: the Constantijn Huygens Prize 2008 and the P.C. Hooft Award 2015.