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Leipzig am Meer

20 March 2019 - Press releases, International and General

From 21 to 24 March, seven Dutch illustrators and authors of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books will visit Germany. Dutch literature will be presented in ten events at the Leipziger Buchmesse and the corresponding Leipzig Liest reading festival.

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NIAS-KNAW writers in residence 2019-2020

Open call

19 March 2019 - Authors

The Dutch Foundation for Literature and NIAS-KNAW invite publishers and others to nominate a writer for the witer-in-residence fellowship at NIAS-KNAW in Amsterdam for the academic year 2019/20. This prestigious position is intended for a writer who is working on a project that would benefit from an extended stay as part of a diverse community of international scholars. Nominations can be submitted until 1 May.

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Translation Grants for Foreign Publishers

2019/02

18 March 2019 - Grants awarded

As a result of the second meeting of 2019, 36 grants were awarded to foreign publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch fiction, children’s books, non-fiction and poetry. In total € 128.863 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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Livre Paris

Phares du Nord

14 March 2019 - Press releases and International

From 15 to 19 March, Livre Paris will take place, France’s largest book fair. Together with the Dutch embassy in Paris, the Foundation for Literature has a stand of 16.5 m2 at the guest country pavilion ‘Le Pavillon d’Europe’, entirely dedicated to digital literature.

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Tommy Wieringa longlisted for Man Booker International Prize

13 March 2019 - Awards and International

Tommy Wieringa is one of the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ – the longlist of thirteen novels that are in contention for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 – with his novel The Death of Murat Idrissi, translated by Sam Garrett (Scribe). The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the best works of translated fiction from around the world and consists of £50,000, to be split equally between the author and the translator.

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London Book Fair

11 March 2019 - International and General

From 11-14 March Barbara den Ouden, Victor Schiferli, Mireille Berman, Agnes Vogt, Bas Pauw and Alexandra Koch will represent the Dutch Foundation for Literature at the London Book Fair (table 34V at the International Rights Center). They will have meetings with approximately 125 international publishers and editors to promote Dutch literature.

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Translation Grants for Foreign Publishers

2019/01

1 February 2019 - Grants awarded

As a result of the first meeting of 2019, 20 grants were awarded to foreign publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch fiction, children’s books, non-fiction and poetry. In total € 60.925 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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Antjie Krog as WiR in Amsterdam

Writer-in-residence programme 2019

21 January 2019 - General and Press releases

South African poet and author Antjie Krog will be living and working in Amsterdam from 21 January to 20 February, at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. As well as being a writer worthy of the Nobel Prize for literature, Krog is a consummate literary performer. During her stay she will give a series of performances in the Netherlands and Belgium, including appearances during Poetry Week.

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Fellowship children’s and youth literature

21 January 2019

Ten English language publishers of children’s and youth literature from five different countries (US, UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada) will visit Amsterdam, upon invitation by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. From 21 to 23 January they will be introduced to the Dutch field of children’s books, meeting many publishers, writers and illustrators. The Amsterdam Fellowship is an annual programme in which the Foundation invites international literary editors to come and meet their Dutch colleagues and familiarise themselves with Dutch literature.

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Tsead Bruinja New Poet Laureate of the Netherlands

18 January 2019 - General

Tsead Bruinja has been appointed as the new Poet Laureate of the Netherlands for a period of two years. Bruinja is the seventh Poet Laureate of the Netherlands, appointed by a commission of experts and prominent writers. The next two years he will write poems on the occasion of national events and act as poetry ambassador.

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Ghayath Almadhoun writer in residence at NIAS

9 January 2019

From January until July 2019, Syrian poet Ghayath Almadhoun (Damascus, 1979) will stay at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Amsterdam as writer in residence. During his stay he will be working on his fifth book of poetry in Arabic, an extensive text of life, love in the wartime, memories that became home, and the exile as background of the new wave of literature.

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Typex wins Stripschap Prize 2019

8 January 2019 - Awards

The Stripschap Prize 2019, the annual Dutch oeuvre award for cartoonists, has been awarded to Amsterdam cartoonist and illustrator Typex. Ever since the appearance of his overwhelming biography of Andy Warhol, eyes have been constantly focused on the Amsterdam comic strip maker and illustrator. Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol has been published in six languages and fourteen countries and was praised all over the world.

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