Writer in residence programme 2016

Per Leo as WiR in Amsterdam

12 Jan-12 February 2016

In 2016 the main focus of the Residency for Writers in Amsterdam will be on German writers-in-residence, leading up to the Frankfurter Buchmesse in October 2016. The Netherlands and Flanders will be guest of honour this year. Our first guest is German writer and historian Per Leo (1972).

His debut novel Flut und Boden (‘Flood and soil’) was nominated for the shortlist of the Leipzicher Buchmesse Preis and won the Klaus-Michael-K├╝hne-Preis of the Harbourfront Literaturfestival in 2014. The Dutch translation of this book will be published by De Arbeiderspers in February 2016, during his residency.

Per Leo will be hosted on January 20th by the University of Amsterdam for an open talk about history and literature. He will also give a talk at the Goethe Institut in Amsterdam on February 11th.

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