Leipzig am Meer

21-24 March 2019

From 21 to 24 March, seven Dutch illustrators and authors of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books will visit Germany. Dutch literature will be presented in ten events at the Leipziger Buchmesse and the corresponding Leipzig Liest reading festival.

School children are invited to transform the Dutch Foundation for Literature stand (Hall 4, C303) into a colourful landscape with their drawings. In our stand author Erna Sassen and illustrator Martijn van der Linden will present their new book Ein Indianer wie du und ich; as well as in Leipzig book store Hugendubel.

Erna Sassen and Martijn van der Linden

Photo Erna Sassen: Wolfgang Schmidt, photo Martijn van der Linden: Maranke Rinck

The European authors’ talks in the Alte Nikolaischule in the city center are a regular feature of the Leipzig Liest public programme. Here three Dutch authors will present themselves: Mathijs Deen, who will introduce the German readers to his novels translated into German Über Alte Wege (On Old Roads) and Unter den Menschen (Amongst people); Eva Meijer who will speak about her books Das Vogelhaus (Bird cottage), Die Sprachen der Tiere (Animal languages) and Was Tiere wirklich wollen (What Animals Really Want) and Jan Konst who will present the German edition of Der Wintergarten (The Winter Garden).

Mathijs Deen, Eva Meijer and Jan Konst

Photo Mathijs Deen: Merlijn Doomernik, photo Eva Meijer: Irwan Droog, photo Jan Konst: Ekko von Schwichow

Finally, Haus des Buches (Literaturhaus Leipzig) invited Marente de Moor and Otto de Kat to talk about their books published in German Aus dem Licht (Roundhay, Garden Scene De Moor) and Freetown (De Kat).

Otto de Kat (L) and Marente de Moor (R)

Photo Otto de Kat: Tessa Posthuma de Boer, photo Marente de Moor: Eddo Hartmann


Bas Pauw


Bas Pauw

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