leading literary festival in South France invites 30 Dutch authors

Flanders and the Netherlands in the spotlight at Comedie du Livre

24 May 2018

No less than 30 Dutch and Flemish authors are on stage this weekend at the ‘Comédie du Livre’ festival in Montpellier, with nearly 100,000 visitors the most important literay festival in the south of France. This years 33rd edition of the festival has a special focus on the Low Countries. Both new, recently introduced authors - such as Joost de Vries, Niña Weijers, Lize Spit, Inge Schilperoord - and in France well known names are part of the invited group of writers. Many genres are represented: novels, but also graphic novels, thrillers and literary non-fiction.

Comédie du Livre takes place on Fri 25, Sat 26 and Sun 27 May.

The following Dutch and Flemish authors are present:
Gerbrand Bakker, Anna Enquist, Stephan Enter, Toine Heijmans, Bernard Holtrop (Willem), Herman Koch, Erik Kriek, Fouad Laroui, Walter Lucius, Margriet de Moor, Alexander Münninghoff, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Inge Schilperoord, Anita Terpstra, Johannes Van de Weert, Joost de Vries, Niña Weijers, Frank Westerman and Tommy Wieringa (the Netherlands);
Stefan Brijs, Pieter Coudyzer, Brecht Evens, Stefan Hertmans, Lieve Joris, Tom Schamp, Lize Spit, Peter Terrin, Judith Vanistendael, David Van Reybrouck and Annelies Verbeke (Flanders).

Work by all participating authors has recently been translated into French.

If you would like to find more information on these authors we kindly refer you to our Authors database.


The presentation in Montpellier is part of the ‘Les Phares du Nord’-campaign, organized by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Flanders Literature and the Dutch embassy in Paris. More than 100 authors will present their work at 20plus literary festivals throughout France this year.

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Bas Pauw


Bas Pauw

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