Grants 2014

31 January 2015

All in 2014 awarded Translation Grants (and other grants) can be found in the annual report of the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Download the publication (pdf; Dutch) here.

Summary Annual Report 2014

The Dutch Foundation for Literature stimulates the quality and diversity of literature by means of grants and subsidies for writers, translators, publishers and festivals, and contributes to the propagation and promotion of Dutch- and Frisian-language literature at home and abroad.

In 2014, thanks in part to the Dutch Foundation for Literature, more than three hundred literary projects were initiated, in all the literary genres: novels, stories, biographies, literary non-fiction, children’s and young adult literature, and poetry. The Foundation supported 174 high-quality translations of foreign titles into Dutch and 120 new works by Dutch authors. The value of the new Dutch-language work by writers supported by the Foundation, including many young talents, is reflected in the nominations and awards garnered by their books.

Over the past year, almost four hundred translations of Dutch literary works were published abroad after direct mediation and active promotion by the Foundation, 192 of them with financial support for the publishers and translators. New markets are still developing, while Dutch literature retains its high profile in many countries, as attested to by the number of international prizes awarded to Dutch writers. Major presentations of Dutch literature abroad, such as the successful ‘Café Amsterdam’ at the Budapest Book Fair, made an important contribution to this success.

The Dutch Foundation for Literature organizes and promotes programmes that increase the visibility of writers and translators and the profusion of works to which it offers its backing. Support for literary festivals in the Netherlands forms an important part of this policy. In other countries its ambitions are focused on new rising economies, but also on extending its largest existing markets. Along with the Flemish Literature Fund, the Foundation will be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2016. Preparations are in full swing.

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