Ronelda S. Kamfer as writer in residence

12 januari – 6 april

14 January 2024

The Dutch Foundation for Literature is pleased to welcome Ronelda S. Kamfer to Amsterdam, where she will reside as a writer-in-residence for three months. Kamfer is one of today’s most significant South African writers.

the cover of debut novel Kompoun

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Translation Grants

fifth & sixth round of 2023

12 December 2023

As a result of the fifth and sixth meeting of 2023, 86 grants were awarded to foreign publishers of Dutch literature. The translation grants are intended for the translation of Dutch graphic novel, fiction, children’s books, non-fiction and poetry. In total € 272.957 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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



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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Koos Meinderts

Zebedeus and the Game of Goose

(Hoogland & Van Klaveren, 2023)

Koos Meinderts is not a writer of absolute truths, preferring instead to support the…

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Maaike Meijer

Desperate Heroes

(Atlas Contact, 2023)

After decades of writing about the representation of women in cultural history, Maaike…

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Fien Veldman


(Atlas Contact, 2023)

In a European city, an unnamed customer service representative works for a start-up.…

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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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