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



Pim Lammers

I Think I Was Kidnapped

(Querido, 2022)

About struggling with homework, about not being a man but not a woman either, about…

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Anjet Daanje

The Song of the Stork and the Dromedary

(Passage, 2022)

This masterful novel spans two centuries in a mosaic of styles and genres. Its central…

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Roline Redmond

The Doorsons

(De Arbeiderspers, 2021)

After ten years of searching for official records, delving into the few written resources…

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Tom Hofland

The Cannibal

(Querido, 2022)

Lute manages the sales department of a pharmaceutical company somewhere in the green…

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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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