Programs

Centre of Expertise for Literary Translation

ELV

Translators

The Centre of Expertise for Literary translation (ELV) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, aims to promote the expertise of literary translators for whom Dutch is either the source or target language, in order to ensure the quality of such translations from and into Dutch. For this purpose, in collaboration with stakeholders such as the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Flanders Literature, the Taalunie and an Advisory Council, the ELV has developed courses, mentorships, coaching programmes, location based translation workshops (VoLs), online courses, a website and various social media accounts.

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Finding, selecting and supporting translators from Dutch

Translators

The Dutch Foundation for Literature extends subsidies to foreign publishers for translations of Dutch literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books), provided the translator is on the Foundation’s List of Approved Translators.

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Amsterdam Translators' House

Translators

The Translators’ House in Amsterdam welcomes translators from Dutch into any language, who want to improve or maintain their language skills and their knowledge of Dutch culture. The Translators’ House is an ideal base for translators wishing to do research for a translation project, to consult their author(s) or to meet publishers.

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Translations Database

Translators, Publishers, Authors

Our translations database provides information on more than 21,000 translated Dutch works, including both subsidized and non-subsidized literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s and YA). The database offers access to the large collection of foreign translations which form the core of the Dutch Foundation for Literature’s library.

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Schwob.nl

Quality literature from all points of the compass

Translators, Publishers

Schwob.nl brings quality literature from all points of the compass to the attention of Dutch readers, editors and publishers. There are important books that remain unknown to us, books we never hear or read about and that are unavailable in Dutch. Schwob.nl is a showcase website for these forgotten or undiscovered books. Schwob is created by translators into and out of Dutch, foreign publishers and editors, researchers, readers and critics.

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Literary events

International festivals, Publishers, Translators, Authors

The Foundation cooperates with foreign publishers, book fairs and literary institutes to organize occasional major literary events abroad which present Dutch authors and their work.

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