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15 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Summer (2021)
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15 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Summer (2021)

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

FICTION

Two Old Men and a Baby

Author: Hendrik Groen
Translator: Hester Velmans
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Original title: Een kleine verrassing (J.M. Meulenhoff, 2019)

Falling Is Like Flying

Author: Manon Uphoff
Translator: Sam Garret
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: Vallen is als vliegen (Querido, 2019)

Read our review HERE (in Dutch)

POETRY

Man Animal Thing

Author: Alfred Schaffer
Translator: Michele Hutchison
Publisher: Eyewear Publishing
Original title: Mens Dier Ding (De Bezige Bij, 2014)

Read our review HERE (in Dutch)

Speaking in Tongues

Author: H.C. ten Berge
Translator: Pleuke Boyce
Publisher: Ekstasis
Original title: Een keuze uit het werk

May

Author: Herman Gorter
Translator: Paul Vincent
Publisher: Flanor
Original title: Mei (Versluys, 1889)

Read our review HERE and HERE.

May

Author: Herman Gorter
Translator: Michiel Kruijff
Publisher: Arimei Books
Original title: Mei (Versluys, 1889)

CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH LITERATURE

The Fantastic Flying Competition

Author & illustrator: Tjibbe Veldkamp & Sebastiaan Van Doninck
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Original title: De fantastische vliegwedstrijd (Querido, 2020)

Popcorn Bob

Author & illustrator: Maranke Rinck & Martijn van der Linden
Translator: Nancy Forest-Flier
Publisher: Levine Querido
Original title: Bob Popcorn (Querido, 2019)

321 Seriously Smart Things You Need To Know

Author & illustrator: Mathilda Masters & Louize Perdieus
Translator: Brent Annable
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Original title: 321 superslimme dingen die je moet weten voor je 13 wordt (Lannoo, 2017)

If Only

Author & illustrator: Mies van Hout
Translator: David Colmer
Publisher: Pajama Press
Original title: Was ik maar (Hoogland & Van Klaveren, 2020)

Palm Trees at the North Pole

Author & illustrator: Marc ter Horst & Wendy Panders
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Greystone Books
Original title: Palmen op de Noordpool (Gottmer, 2018)

NONFICTION

Humankind. A Hopeful History

Author: Rutger Bregman
Translator: Elizabeth Manton
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Original title: De meeste mensen deugen (De Correspondent, 2019)

As Long As I Hope to Live

Author: Claudia Carli
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publishers
Original title: Zoo lang ik hoop te leven (Meulenhoff Boekerij, 2019)

Second Thoughts. On Having and Being a Second Child

Author: Lynn Berger
Translator: Anna Asbury
Publisher: September Publishing/Henry Holt and Company
Original title: De tweede (De Correspondent, 2019)

Aramaic. A History of the First World Language

Author: Holger Gzella
Translator: Benjamin Suchard
Publisher: Grand Rapids
Original title: De eerste wereldtaal. De geschiedenis van het Aramees (Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2017)

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