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literature Tom Christiaens
3 min reading time

And the Winners Are…

No less than three important literary prizes for Dutch-language writers were announced this week. Awards for literary fiction, a poetry debut and a complete oeuvre.

Nijntje
literature
0 min reading time

Dick Bruna, the Friendliest Maker of Picture Books in the Netherlands

No one in the Low Countries can claim NEVER to have seen any of Dick Bruna's pictures. Child or grownup, everyone in the Netherlands and Flanders is acquainted with his work. Despite the fact that for some reason or other his cartoon characters miffy, snuffy, boris & barbara and poppy pig aren't part of the common literary parlance, every single person in the Low Countries has, consciously or unconsciously, made eye contact in some way, at some time or other, with one of his pictures on stamps, posters or paperback book covers.

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history Philip Noble
8 min reading time

Etty Hillesum: a Life Interrupted, a Spirit Unperturbed

The Amsterdam house where Jewish writer Etty Hillesum wrote her famous diary during WWII is in danger of being demolished. Philippe Noble, who translated her work into French, tells us why the writings she left behind are still as powerful today as they ever were.

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