Derek Blyth takes you on micro adventures to L-Spots, hidden and exciting places in the Low Countries. This week he goes on a literary pilgrimage in Willem Elsschot’s Antwerp.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Dominique De Groen (b. 1991, Jette). We selected her poem ‘Dreaming of the Sacrificial Lamb - Dream #1’.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Filip Rogiers (b. 1966, Ghent). We selected ‘On the Fundamentalism of Every Revelation’.
Reinier Salverda scrutinises the translation of what still is “the greatest novel ever in Dutch literature”.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Kristien Spooren (b. 1994, Mechelen). We selected ‘Gingerbread’.
Forty years after his death, the novels of Louis Paul Boon, Flanders' most anti-authoritarian writer, are still worth reading.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Mattijs Deraedt (b. 1993, Kortrijk). We selected 'Brussels'.
In Daniël Samkalden's ambitious debut novel 'Nova', the three main characters become more involved with one another than they would like.
This Easter weekend our video poetry project 'Bewogen Verzen' kicked off with an inspiration session in Amsterdam.
A true writer’s oeuvre is an all-encompassing edifice, not a single theme, but life itself. That's also the case for the books of Connie Palmen.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Moya De Feyter (b. 1993, Brasschaat). We selected 'On Closer Inspection'.
Author Kathleen Vereecken and illustrator Charlotte Peys have won the Woutertje Pieterse Prize.
In her debut novel 'Lam', singer-songwriter Hannelore Bedert paints the portrait of a strong woman, one who has suffered hard knocks but still struggles through life with her head held high.
The spring selection of Dutch-language books that have recently been translated into English.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Ingmar Heytze (b. 1970). We selected 'For the Beloved Stranger' from the volume 'Het ging over rozen' (Podium, 2002).
The Flemish author Bart Moeyaert has won the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The award that is also known in literary circles as the “Nobel Prize for Youth Literature”, was presented at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy.
In the science fiction novel 'Concept M' author Aafke Romeijn takes the reader forward to the Netherlands of 2020, where the disease of colourlessness makes for heated, polarizing debate and protest.
At the children's book fair in Bologna, the American publisher Arthur A. Levine and the Dutch Querido announced that they will work together in America under the name Levine Querido.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Mustafa Stitou (b. 1974). We selected 'Palpitations' from the volume 'Mijn gedichten' (Vassallucci, 1998).
The website www.straatpoezie.nl shows exactly where poetry is visible in public space in the Low Countries.
In her debut novel 'Ook bomen slapen', Annemarie Peeters intertwines the lives of former opera director Corneille and young opera singer Ofelia. With success.
Martin Michael Driessen has already had a successful theatre career as a director, actor and translator. Now, he establishes himself as an important figure in contemporary Dutch writing.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Erwin Mortier (b. 1965). We selected 'Letter Twenty-Eight' from the volume 'Uit één vinger valt men niet' (De Bezige Bij, 2005).
Lovers of Frisian literature and translation gathered at University College London for an evening of Frisian culture around the great new bilingual anthology Swallows and Floating Horses.
A jury of experts has selected ten young video makers from Flanders and the Netherlands for 'Bewogen Verzen' (Moving Verses), the video poetry project of Ons Erfdeel vzw and Poëziecentrum.
Herlinde Leyssens wrote a story of a strong, rebellious, adventure-seeking woman, determined not to be stopped.
This year, the Digital Library for Dutch Literature will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
In her debut novel 'Kleihuid' Herien Wensink provokes with pressing questions, seen in the light of the First World War.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Hagar Peeters (b. 1972). We selected "Shall I Walk with You Some of the Way?" from the volume of selected poems 'City of Sandcastles' (Shoestring Press, 2018).
This week's Friday Verses are written by Tjitske Jansen (b. 1971). We selected 'The Snow Queen' from her debut 'Het moest maar eens gaan sneeuwen' (Podium, 2003).