Literature from the Low Countries in London

High Impact

15 December 2016

January the 17th, Dutch and UK writers come together to perform in one of the most exciting venues in London, The Tabernacle. Join best-selling authors Herman Koch and David Nicholls along with a host of all-star writers from the Netherlands and a cabaret-style evening of High Impact entertainment: readings, chat, music, food and drink.

With his tragi-comic novels The Dinner and Summer House With Swimming Pool, Herman Koch created High Impact literary headlines round the world, as did David Nicholls with his novels One Day, Starter For Ten and Us. David Nicholls and fellow UK writers will chat and read alongside Herman Koch and his fellow low country literati.

A special High Impact Cabaret to kick-start 2017 and to launch Herman Koch’s new novel in English, Dear Mr M, to hear Esther Gerritsen introduce her novel Roxy and to meet all-star-authors Joost de Vries and Jonathan Gibbs and top translator Sam Garrett, as they all help celebrate the publication of the first Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories and of Gerard Reve’s classic Dutch novel, published for the first time in English, The Evenings. You’ll be transported to further heights of delight by Dutch diva Fridolijn and her band. The evening is hosted by Rosie Goldsmith and directed by Jon Slack

High Impact was conceived in 2013 by Rosie Goldsmith on behalf of the Dutch Embassy and Flanders House, London. High Impact is supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Amsterdam.

With additional thanks to: The Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy, London; publishers Pushkin Press, World Editions, Penguin and Picador & The Tabernacle.

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Victor Schiferli


Victor Schiferli

Specialist Dutch non-fiction and poetry

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