Huizinga translation project completed

7 March 2023

The complete collected work of Dutch historian Johan Huizinga has been published in German, in translation by Annette Wunschel. The seventh and final volume of the extensive Huizinga Schriften series was recently published by Brill | Fink. The translation project, initiated by Maarten Valken, was one of the longest-running supported translation projects of the Dutch Foundation for Literature: the first volume was published in 2011.

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Appreciation survey

Advance notice

6 March 2023

Once every four years the Dutch Foundation for Literature asks an independent agency to find out what ‘users of the Foundation’, both abroad and within the Netherlands think of the policies, communication and service of the Dutch Foundation. In March many international publishing houses and translators of Dutch literature will receive an invitation for this online survey from research agency BMC.

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Dutch Children's Books
Futuro Presente
Dutch Non-Fiction
New Dutch Fiction
New Dutch Writing



Zindzi Zevenbergen

Lennox and the Golden Sickle

(De Harmonie, 2021)

Although Zindzi Zevenbergen’s debut is about an invisible illness, the book itself is a…

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Sander Kollaard

Anna’s Colours

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2022)

Sander Kollaard’s novels are astonishingly serene. His often run-of-the-mill characters…

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Milo van Bokkum

Border Regions

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2021)

Borders divide the familiar from the foreign, the Self from the feared Other, and with…

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Hanny Michaelis

Wartime Diaries, 1940-1945

(G.A. van Oorschot, 2019)

When the poet Hanny Michaelis’s diaries from the German occupation of the Netherlands…

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Nineteenth-century glory and twenty-first-century commotion

Marcia Luyten

22 December 2022

The Spanish translation of Marcia Luyten’s book Moederland, about the young years of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, was recently published, translated by Marcela Cazau. At the invitation of the Argentinian publisher Planeta, the author made a promotional trip to Buenos Aires, supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Marcia Luyten wrote a report about her experiences.

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