Four Dutch books nominated

Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

25 March 2021

Four Dutch children’s books are nominated for the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2021. The jury selected 24 books in four categories from 667 submitted new publications, either written in or translated into German. The prize announcement and award ceremony will take place on Friday 22 October, during the Frankfurt Book Fair. Writer, translator and illustrator share the award.

The Dutch titles that are nominated for the prize are:

  • Der kleine Fuchs by writer Edward van de Vendel and illustrator Marije Tolman, translated by Rolf Erdorf for Gerstenberg Verlag (nominated in the category Picture Books, 6+)
  • Im Garten von Monet by writer and illustrator Kaatje Vermeire, translated by Eva Schweikart for Freies Geistesleben with support of Flanders Literature (nominated in the category Picture Books, 5+)
  • Haifischzähne by Anna Woltz, translated by Andrea Kluitmann for Carlsen Verlag (nominated in the category Children’s Books, 10+)
  • Reden ist Verrat. Nach der wahren Geschichte der Freddie Oversteegen by Wilma Geldof, translated by Verena Kiefer for Gerstenberg Verlag with support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature (nominated in the category Young Adult Books, 15+)

Three nominated children’s books from the Netherlands, on which the Dutch Foundation for Literature is able to provide more information

About the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis is awarded by a jury of literature specialists and critics in four categories: Picture Book, Children’s Book, Young Adult Book and Non-Fiction. In every category, six books are nominated.

The prize is intended to encourage the development of children’s and young adult literature, to arouse and maintain public interest and to stimulate discussions in this field of literature. The goal of the award is to strengthen children and young adults in their personal development and to offer guidance to the vast German book market.

For more information on the nominated authors from the Netherlands and their work, you may contact our children’s books specialist Agnes Vogt or follow the links below.

More information

More information on the nominated translators