Translation Grants

Third round of 2023

28 August 2023

As a result of the third meeting of 2023, 39 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 € 98.001 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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Romkje de Bildt new managing director

23 August 2023

On 1 November, Romkje de Bildt becomes the new managing director of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. She succeeds Tiziano Perez, who announced in April that he will be leaving after ten years at the head of the national cultural foundation.

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Leipzig 2024: Alles Ausser Flach
New Dutch Fiction
Dutch Non-Fiction
Dutch Children's Books
Futuro Presente



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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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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Valentijn Hoogenkamp


(De Bezige Bij, 2022)

Antiboy takes place at the messy intersection between gender and orientation, gender…

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Tijs Goldschmidt

Wolves On the Bridlepath

(Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2022)

Goldschmidt’s essays have been dubbed ‘Goldschmidt Variations’ in the past. Nothing…

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Thou shalt be stubborn

Mohamedou Ould Slahi

16 August 2023

If you arrive in the Netherlands for the first time in your life and it’s December, it’s easy to get the impression there’s one test of Dutchness, one path to fitting in: ice skating. You can’t avoid it or pretend it doesn’t exist.

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