From 15 to 19 March, Livre Paris will take place, France’s largest book fair. Together with the Dutch embassy in Paris, the Foundation for Literature has a stand of 16.5 m2 at the guest country pavilion ‘Le Pavillon d’Europe’, entirely dedicated to digital literature.
Visitors can discover three Dutch literary apps and VR installations: Puzzing Poetry, Out of Sight and A Distant Journey.
In addition, eight Dutch and Flemish authors will perform at various venues. The participating authors are: Anita Terpstra (crime fiction), Olivier van Beemen (non-fiction), Typex (graphic novels), Peter van Dongen (graphic novels), Frank Westerman (non-fiction), Stefan Hertmans (fiction), Jan Paul Schutten (children’s non-fiction) and Luuk van Middelaar (non-fiction).
On Friday 15 March, the Dutch Foundation for Literature will organize a Café Pro about publishing poetry, in cooperation with the BIEF (Bureau International de l’Edition) and the Dutch embassy. Publisher Peter Nijssen (De Arbeiderspers) will speak with Jean-Yves Reuzeau (Le Castor Astral) and Paul Gellings (poetry translator) about the developments and trends in the field of publishing poetry. The conversation will led by Margot Dijkgraaf.
Les Phares du Nord
In light of the ‘Les Phares du Nord’-year, an intensive campaign in which the Dutch and Flemish Foundations for Literature aim to stimulate literary translations into French as well as greater visibility for Dutch-language authors in France, over 100 authors will perform at French events in 2018 and 2019.