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11 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Winter (2021)
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11 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Winter (2021)

Why not read a book by a Dutch or Flemish author? Here you will find a selection of books that have recently been translated into English, with the support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature or Flanders Literature. You’ll find more translated literature in this database.

FICTION

In Search of a Name

Author: Marjolijn van Heemstra
Translator: Jonathan Reeder
Publisher: Atria Books
Original title: En we noemen hem (Das Mag, 2017)

The Aunts

Author: Cyriel Buysse
Translator: David McKay
Publisher: Snuggly Books
Original title: Tantes

Summer Brother

Author: Jaap Robben
Translator: David Doherty
Publisher: World Editions
Original title: Zomervacht (De Geus, 2018)
Publication date: 9 February 2021

Beyond Sleep

Author: Willem Frederik Hermans
Translator: Ina Rilke
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: Nooit meer slapen (De Bezige Bij, 1966)

The Darkroom of Damocles

Author: Willem Frederik Hermans
Translator: Ina Rilke
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: De donkere kamer van Damocles (G.A. Van Oorschot, 1958)

Read our reviews of Willem Frederik Hermans HERE and HERE.

COMICS & CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH LITERATURE

Chef Yasmina and the Potato Panic

Author/illustrator: Wauter Mannaert
Publisher: First Second
Original title: Yasmina en de aardappeleters (Dargaud Benelux, 2019)
Publication date: 9 February 2021

Timeline: Science and Technology

Author: Peter Goes
Translator: Bill Nagelkerke
Publisher: Gecko Press
Original title: Tijdlijn Wetenschap en Techniek (Lannoo, 2019)

The Wanderer

Author/illustrator: Peter Van den Ende
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: Zwerveling (Querido, 2019)

Bigger Than a Dream

Author/illustrator: Jef Aerts/Marit Törnqvist
Translator: David Colmer
Publisher: Levine Querido
Original title: Groter dan een droom (Querido, 2013)

NONFICTION

Nietzsche and the Earth

Author: Henk Manschot
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Original title: Blijf de aarde trouw (Vantilt, 2016)

The Limits of My Language

Author: Eva Meijer
Translator: Antoinette Fawcett
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: De Grenzen van mijn taal
Publication date: 28 January 2021

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