High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


The Everyday is Good. The Novels of Koen Peeters

Whether it be in the nearby rural Kempen, the Europe of managers and bureaucrats or distant Ruanda, Peeters’ literary universe expresses an unclamorous devotion to the small and the everyday. The postmodern mocker has turned into a serious...


The Africa Museum in Tervuren and Orhan Pamuk’s White Gloves

The train with the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk was 20 minutes late. I waited patiently. Circumstances had led to me being asked to accompany the Nobel Prize Winner for a visit to the Royal Museum for Central Africa, or Africa Museum, in Ter...


First Book

In his monthly column, Dirk Vandenberghe draws attention to literary debuts from Flemish and Dutch writers which garnered less notice upon release than they deserve.


Genk Mines Its Own Business

On a visit to the Flemish city of Genk, Derek Blyth discovers restored coal mines, cosmopolitan chickens and one of the world’s great love songs.

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