Words without Borders presents stories from the Low Countries

Talking about Taboos

1 May 2014

The May 2014 issue of Words without Borders-webmagazine will be dedicated to “Taboos: New Dutch and Flemish Writing.” The Dutch and Flemish writers presented here explore transgression—from drug and sexual addiction to parental resentment and unfiltered speech—to provide fascinating insights into contemporary Dutch and Flemish culture.

Editors of this special issue with short stories from the Low Countries are writer Sanneke van Hassel and Victor Schiferli from the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Join them on May 1st in New York for a lively panel discussion and reading in celebration of the May 2014 issue of Words without Borders featuring new Dutch and Flemish writing on taboos. Author Joseph O’Neill (Netherland) will moderate the conversation with Victor Schiferli and writers Sanneke van Hassel and Annelies Verbeke.

This event is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and is presented in partnership with Flanders House, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Flemish Literature Fund, and BookCourt.

Victor Schiferli


Victor Schiferli

Specialist Dutch non-fiction and poetry

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