David Colmer

David Colmer is an Australian translator of Dutch literature based in Amsterdam. He has won many translation prizes, including the Impac prize for his 2010 translation of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin and the Independent Foreign Fiction award for his 2012 rendering of Bakker’s The Detour.


  • Bakker, Gerbrand. The twin English / transl. from Dutch by David Colmer. London: Harvill Secker, 2008. Fiction, gebonden. Original title: Boven is het stil. Amsterdam: Cossee, 2006. Published with support from the Literair Productiefonds. Present at the library of the Nederlands Letterenfonds.


Dutch → English

Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's books and Poetry