Translation Grants

First round of 2023

6 June 2023

As a result of the first meeting of 2023, 52 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 € 136.111 has been granted for the translation of the following titles:

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Paul Tran as WiR in the Netherlands

Writer in Residence Programme 2023

1 June 2023

The Dutch Foundation for Literature is pleased to welcome poet Paul Tran (United States, 1992) as writer-in-residence in Amsterdam. Tran will be staying from June 1st to 22nd, 2023, upon invitation by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and Poetry International, where they will be performing at the annual poetry festival.

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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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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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