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Translated Books for Spring
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Translated Books for Spring

Fancy a book by a Dutch or Flemish author? Here you will find a selection of books that have recently been translated into English, mostly with the support from the Dutch Foundation for Literature and Flanders Literature.

FICTION

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)

POETRY

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)

CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH LITERATURE

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)

NONFICTION

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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