Autobiographical comics are her trademark, but even in a book about the classical philosopher Hipparchia, Barbara Stok arrives at a theme that also resonates in her other work: the need for a conscious and simple life.
Here's our selection of Dutch-language books that have recently been translated into English.
Thanks to a new anthology, English-speaking readers can become acquainted with one of the Netherlands' most original and thought-provoking poets.
Travelling through the British Library’s Dutch-Surinamese Collections via Johan Fretz’s ‘Onder de Paramariboom’.
Nadia de Vries has written an angsty debut about a young woman afraid of remaining in the shadows.
As Poet Laureate of Belgium, Kör wants everyone to feel the power of poetry, especially those who don't naturally come into contact with it.
Young Writers on Invisible Labour
In his bestseller, the award-winning Dutch non-fiction writer searches for answers to anthropology’s most fundamental questions.
Petra Thijs grants us a glimpse behind the scenes in the art world, with the remarkable life story of the life model for Edouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l'herbe.
Young Voices on Slavery
A dusty plaque on the wall of a Brussels sandwich shop marks the site where Multatuli wrote his classic novel Max Havelaar.
A young woman in search of meaning is inspired by the wanderings of a Japanese monk from the nineteenth century.
This week's Friday Verses are written by the renowned Dutch poet Eva Gerlach. We translated a poem from the 'Virus' series.
Dutch literature has lost a virtuoso author and one of its most beloved writers.
A novel about art, about cycling, but perhaps above all a story about the fear of an insignificant life.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Amina Belȏrf. We translated her poem ‘De nachtklok’.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Pieter Claeys. We translated his poem ‘Eclips’.
Belgium’s largest coastal town has its own unique connection to the Irish author.
When Sulaiman Addonia moved to Brussels, he felt thrown back into the time of Oliver Twist. But the author gradually changed, and with him his multi-layered view of the city.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Ann Bellemans. We translated her poem ‘Krater’.
The Dutch author absorbs influences from all major comic book traditions and aims her work at an eminently international audience.
The Dutch writer has received the prestigious PC Hooft Prize 2022 for his extensive and diverse oeuvre. Portrait of a prolific writer with a mission.