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14 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Spring (2019)

14 Dutch Books You Need To Read This Spring (2019)

Fancy a book by a Dutch or Flemish author? Here you'll find a selection of books that have recently been translated into English, with the support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature or Flanders Literature. Discover more translated books in this database.


The republic

Author: Joost de Vries
Translator: Jane Hedley-Prole
Publisher: Other Press
Original title: De republiek (Prometheus, 2013)

The death of Murat Idrissi

Author: Tommy Wieringa
Translator: Sam Garrett
Publisher: Scribe
Original title: De dood van Murat Idrissi (De Bezige Bij, 2017)

On the bright side, The new secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 years old

Author: Hendrik Groen
Translator: Michael Joseph
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Original title: Zolang er leven is (J.M. Meulenhoff, 2016)

The woman who fed the dogs

Author: Kristien Hemmerechts
Translator: Paul Vincent
Publisher: WorldEditions LLC
Original title: De vrouw die de honden eten gaf (De Geus, 2014)

Max Havelaar, Or, the coffee auctions of the Dutch Trading Company

Author: Multatuli
Translator: David McKay, Ina Rilke
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Original title: Max Havelaar of De koffij-veilingen der Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (De Ruyter, 1860)

The coming of Joachim Stiller

Author: Hubert Lampo
Translator: Paul Vincent
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Original title: De komst van Joachim Stiller (J.M. Meulenhoff, 1960)


The following scan will last five minutes

Author: Lieke Marsman
Translator: Sophie Collins
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Original title: De volgende scan duurt vijf minute (Pluim, 2018)

Nothing chronic (except love)

Author: Maya Wuytack
Translator: Judith Wilkinson
Publisher: WA Poets Inc – Poetry d’Amour
Original title: Ontbreekbaarheid (Berghmans, 2016)


Miffy x Rembrandt

Author: Dick Bruna
Illustrator: Dick Bruna
Translator: Richard de Nooy
Publisher: Mercis
Original title: Nijntje x Rembrandt (Mercis/Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2019)

Hey there, earth dweller! Dive into this world we call earth

Author: Marc ter Horst
Illustrator: Wendy Panders
Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing
Original title: Hé aardbewoner! (Gottmer, 2014)


How attention works

Author: Stefan van der Stigchel
Translator: Danny Guinan
Publisher: The MIT Press
Original title: Zo werkt aandacht (Maven Publishing, 2016)

Heineken in Africa

Author: Olivier van Beemen
Translator: Bram Posthumus
Publisher: Hurst & Co.
Original title: Bier voor Afrika (Prometheus, 2018)

The evolving animal orchestra, In search of what makes us musical

Author: Henkjan Honing
Translator: Sherry Macdonald
Publisher: The MIT Press
Original title: Aap slaat maat (Nieuw Amsterdam, 2018)

Alarums and excursions, Improvising politics on the European stage

Author: Luuk van Middelaar
Translator: Liz Waters
Publisher: Agenda Publishing
Original title: De nieuwe politiek van Europa (Historische Uitgeverij, 2017)

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