Essay

Agnes Vogt

Colours! Light! Energy!

2 maart 2022

Don’t we need them more than ever this spring of 2022, after two years of struggling with viruses? We have all had to reinvent our ways of working and communicating. And, thankfully, books have continued to serve as a solid foundation both for our pleasure and for our working lives.

Words that resonate, words that create new worlds. Images that inspire and excite us. Books that provide comfort and books that surprise us.

I am happy to be able to present to you a wonderful selection of some of the best children’s books that were published in the Netherlands in 2021.

In the belief that these books will enchant children – and adults – in your country too, we encourage you to take a closer look and to talk with us about them. We’d love to help you pick out some titles for your list.

The Dutch Foundation for Literature would also be delighted to offer financial support to help you publish excellent translations.

Let’s stay connected!

Agnes Vogt

Books have continued to serve as a solid foundation both for our pleasure and for our working lives