Leipziger Buchmesse & Leipzig Liest

24 April 2023

In 2024, the Netherlands and Flanders will jointly host the Leipziger Buchmesse, the largest public book fair in Germany. One year in advance, during the Leipziger Buchmesse 2023, the Netherlands and Flanders will show a preview of what’s to come through a diverse selection of performances and activities.

Participating authors

With 21 writers and illustrators, a literary scholar and a translator, the Netherlands & Flanders will give a broad and in-depth foretaste during 37 events. Authors present include Lisa Weeda, Anneleen Van Offel, Menno Kalmann, Nachoem M. Wijnberg, Louis Ferron, Paul Binnerts, Radna Fabias, Simone Atangana Bekono, Mathijs Deen, Sanne de Boer, Valentijn Hoogenkamp, Peter Terrin, Nina Polak, Toine Heijmans, Eva Meijer, Wieteke van Zeil, Judith Vanistendael, Mies van Hout, Leo Timmers, Bette Westera, Sjoerd Kuyper, Kathleen Vereecken and Brenda Heijnis. The complete overview of author performances and lectures can be found on the website of the Leipziger Buchmesse.

Anneleen Van Offel © Damon de Backer / Bette Westera © Renate Reitler / Eva Meijer © Irwan Droog / Judith Vanistendael © Daphne Titeca / Kathleen Vereecken © Koen Broos / Leo Timmers © Luna Timmers / Lisa Weeda © Gaby Jongenelen / Menno Kalmann © privat / Mies van Hout © / Nachoem M. Wijnberg © Lukas Gobel / Nina Polak © picture alliance ANP Sacha de Boer / Paul Binnerts © Bert Nienhuis / Peter Terrin © Koos Breukel / Radna Fabias © Wouter le Duc / Sanne de Boer © Sacha de Boer / Simone Atangana Bekono © Gaby Jongenelen / Sjoerd Kuyper © Ineke Oostveen / Toine Heijmans © Merlijn Doomernik / Valentijn Hoogenkamp © Sanja Marusic / Wieteke van Zeil © Nina Schollaardt.

Stand opening

Anyone who wants to know more about the host country of the Netherlands & Flanders at the Leipziger Buchmesse 2024 is cordially invited to the stand opening on Thursday 27 April at 13:00. Visitors can meet the host country team, the curators and representatives of the Dutch Foundation for Literature and Flanders Literature. During the stand opening, the host country motto will be revealed, as well as the first plans and highlights for this year. Location: Hall 4, exhibition stand C305.

Kopje Koffie podcast

The Dutch Embassy in Berlin and the Dutch Foundation for Literature produce in cooperation with Flanders Literature and the General Representation of the Government of Flanders the Kopje Koffie (‘Cup of Coffee’) podcast, aimed at German readers and listeners. Dutch writers with a new translation in German are invited to talk about their work with hosts Katharina Borchardt and Bettina Baltschev.


Mireille Berman


Mireille Berman

Project manager Guest of Honor Leipziger Buchmesse 2024

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