Annet Huizing wins the Premio Cento

8 May 2023 - Awards

Dutch children’s book author Annet Huizing has won the Premio di Letteratura per Ragazzi ‘Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cento’ 2023, the prize for the best original or translated Italian children’s book. She received the prestigious ‘Premio Cento’ or ‘Cento Prize’ for Het Pungelhuis (The Burlap House), translated into Italian by Anna Patrucco Becchi as La casa del contrabbandiere (La Nuova Frontiera, 2022).

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Grants 2022

1 May 2023 - Grants awarded

The annual report of the Dutch Foundation for Literature gives an overview of all activities and grants in 2022, including temporary Covid-support for writers and translators as well as subsidies for all arts (on behalf of the six national cultural funds in the Netherlands) to support Ukrainian artists in the Netherlands and to improve both fair practice and inclusion in the Dutch cultural field.

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Leipziger Buchmesse & Leipzig Liest

24 April 2023 - International

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.

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Tiziano Perez to leave the Dutch Foundation for Literature at the end of 2023

14 April 2023 - General

Tiziano Perez has announced that he will leave as managing director of the Dutch Foundation for Literature at the end of 2023. By then he will have led the national culture foundation for ten years, having been involved with the organization in other roles before that. The Supervisory Board will begin the search for a successor.

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Huizinga translation project completed

7 March 2023

The complete collected work of Dutch historian Johan Huizinga has been published in German, in translation by Annette Wunschel. The seventh and final volume of the extensive Huizinga Schriften series was recently published by Brill | Fink. The translation project, initiated by Maarten Valken, was one of the longest-running supported translation projects of the Dutch Foundation for Literature: the first volume was published in 2011.

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Dutch youth arts in the spotlights in Italy


21 February 2023

On Tuesday 21 February an international program will be launched in Italy, that will put the spotlight on contemporary Dutch arts for children and youth for a year: FuturoPresente. A selection of Dutch theatre makers, writers, illustrators, choreographers and film makers present themselves to the Italian public and professionals. With the aim of strengthening the professional networks between the countries, entering into new partnerships and sharing experiences.

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Max Greyson as WiR in the Netherlands

7 February 2023 - General and Press releases

Poet, performer and theater maker Max Greyson is writer in February, upon invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. During his stay, Greyson will be working on two projects: a new collection of poems and a musical theater piece.

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Dutch authors nominated for Dublin Literary Award 2023

Manon Uphoff and Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

2 February 2023

Two Dutch authors and their translators have been longlisted for the 28th edition of the Dublin Literary Prize, with € 100,000 the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

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German publishers visit Amsterdam

Preparing for the Leipziger Buchmesse 2024

12 January 2023 - International and General

From Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 January, representatives from nine German publishers will come to Amsterdam to get acquainted with Dutch literature, writers and publishers. This program takes place in the context of the Leipziger Buchmesse 2024, the largest public book fair in Germany, which will be hosted by the Netherlands and Flanders.

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