Presentation Dutch issue Five Dials

1 February 2017

On February 1st Five Dials and guest editor Philip Huff will present it’s Dutch issue. The issue is devoted to introducing English-language readers to authors who haven’t yet become established in translation. It will serve as a showcase of the finest young authors writing in Dutch today.

Five Dials is a literary magazine published by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books. Over the course of 40 issues, the magazine has released work from both emerging and established talents. The list of contributors features the best practitioners of literary fiction and non-fiction, from Zadie Smith, Hari Kunzru, W.G. Sebald, Sam Lipsyte and Noam Chomsky to Geoff Dyer, Ali Smith, Robert Macfarlane and Jonas Hassen Khemiri. The magazine is a means to connect with readers all over the world. Over the years, issues have been launched from cities such as Montreal, Paris, Cork, Brooklyn, Berlin and Sydney.

The issue includes work from Lynn Berger, Hanna Bervoets, Thijs de Boer, Thomas Heerma van Voss, Philip Huff, Ester Naomi Perquin, Nina Polak, Mustafa Stitou, Maartje Wortel and Niña Weijers, with artwork from Iris Le Rütte and some graphic imaginings from Studio Joost. The design of the issue was overseen by Visual Editions. The pieces were expertly translated by Jonathan Reeder, Erica Moore, Liz Waters, David Colmer, Vivien D. Glass, Alice Tetley-Paul, Sarah Welling and Michele Hutchison. Funds for translation were provided by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

For his work as a guest editor, Dutch author Philip Huff received a grant from the Wanderlust-program from the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Together with Five Dials-editor in chief, Craig Taylor he selected stories, essays and poetry of young Dutch writers.

The presentation will take place in The Black Heart in Camden, London. Doors open at 7 PM. Free entrance. The Dutch issue is now available for download via the link below.


Pieter Jan van der Veen


Pieter Jan van der Veen

Grants specialist

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