Oumaima Belkhdar wrote a text to accompany Dirck van Delen’s painting 'Interior of a Gothic Church'.
Merel van Slobbe wrote a poem in response to the painting Girl in a Large Hat, by Caesar Boëtius van Everdingen.
The Translator’s Pick
Leonore Spee took her inspiration for a short story from the model of a life-size marble statue of William of Orange.
The biography of the committed Dutch writer Jef Last offers a splendid introduction to the twentieth century.
Brussels-based Irish translator Johanna McCalmont wants to draw your attention to two high-profile books that use Africa as a backdrop for a gruesome past.
Dutch writer Simone Atangana Bekono's critically acclaimed debut novel has now been published in English.
Students from two British Universities translated an extract from the debut novel of the Flemish-Turkish writer.
Here's our selection of Dutch-language books that recently have been translated into English.
Ka(a)te Dejonckheere wrote a poem about the shards of ceramic bowls and lids from the Dutch East India ship ‘Witte Leeuw’.
This literary debut contains hardly any suspense, hardly any story to recount, but plenty of space to grieve.
Jalil Sultani wrote a letter inspired by the book held by Johannes Wtenbogaert on Rembrandt van Rijn’s portrait of him.
Emma Rault makes a plea for a moving memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, and for a story set in the twilight zone between waking and sleeping.
Gidi Pols wrote a poem inspired by the financial story behind 'Portrait of Rogier Le Witer, Antwerp Merchant' by painter Jacob Jordaens.
The dullness of office life prompts workers to work as little as possible. With 'Xerox', Fien Veldman has written a debut about one such ‘quiet quitter’.
Join us in bidding goodbye to 2023 with some of the most surprising stories we have published this year on literature from Flanders and the Netherlands.
Gerard Reve 100
In the novel 'Iemand anders', the main character is forced into a different role overnight. This results in an at times very comic tale of a woman searching her way in life once more.
Francesca Birlogeanu wrote a short story in response to Hendrick Avercamp’s painting 'Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters'.
In her poem Esmé van den Boom gives a voice to an early 17th-century roemer, a wine glass engraved with the words 'Sic Soleo Amicos'.
Daniëlle Zawadi wrote a text in response to 'The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa', a painting by Jacob Jordaens.