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16 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Autumn
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16 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Autumn

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

FICTION

The Interpreter from Java

Author: Alfred Birney
Translator: David Doherty
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Original title: De tolk van Java (De Geus, 2016)

Read our review HERE.

The Tree and the Vine

Author: Dola de Jonge
Translator: Kirsten Gehrman
Publisher: Transit Books
Original title: En de akkers is de wereld (Querido, 1946)

POETRY

The world by evening. Selected poems

Author: Menno Wigman
Translator: Judith Wilkinson
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Original title: (Prometheus, 2004, 2012, 2016)

Read our profile on Menno Wigman HERE.

Putting On My Species

Author: Sasja Janssen
Translator: Michele Hutchison
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Original title: Ik trek mijn species aan (Querido, 2004)

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

The Blue Wings

Author/illustrator: Jef Aerts/Martijn van der Linden
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Levine Querido
Original title: De blauwe vleugels (Querido, 2018)

Leave a Message in the Sand

Author/illustrator: Bibi Dumon Tak/Annemarie van Haeringen
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Grand Rapids
Original title: Laat een boodschap achter in het zand (Querido, 2018)

This is My Daddy

Author/illustrator: Mies van Hout
Publisher: Pajama Press
Original title: Dit is mijn papa! (Gottmer, 2019)

Little Fox

Author/illustrator: Edward van de Vendel/Marije Tolman
Translator: David Colmer
Publisher: Levine Querido
Original title: Vosje (Querido, 2018)

Victor

Author/illustrator: Jacques & Lise
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Original title: Viktor (Van Halewyck, 2018)

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Songs of Silence

Author: Noel Ummels
Translator: Bill Campbell
Publisher: Rosarium Publishing
Original title: Songs of Silence (UN of Comics, 2017)

The City of Belgium

Author: Brecht Evens
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Original title: Het amusement (Exhibitions International, 2018)

NONFICTION

Beethoven. A Biography

Author: Jan Caeyers
Translator: Brent Annable
Publisher: University of California Press
Original title: Beethoven. Een biografie (De Bezige Bij, 2014)

The Number Bias

Author: Sanne Blauw
Translator: Suzanne Heukensfeldt
Publisher: Sceptre
Original title: Het bestverkochte boek ooit (met deze titel) (De Correspondent, 2014)

Venice. The Lion, the City and the Water

Author: Cees Nooteboom
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Original title: Venetië (De Bezige Bij, 2018)

Read our profile on Cees Nooteboom HERE.

Autumntide of the Middle Ages

Author: Johan Huizinga
Translator: Diane Webb
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Original title: Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen (Tjeenk Willink, 1919)

Read our review HERE.

The Demons of Leonard Cohen

Author: Francis Mus
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Original title: De demonen van Leonard Cohen (Lannoo, 2015)

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