In her debut novel, Wuck paints a portrait of her hippy parents. The detached tone makes the novel stand out all the more.
After 132 years, Gorter's masterpiece has finally been published in English, even in two versions.
Young Voices on Slavery
Paul Vincent on his experience in translating Herman Gorter's most famous poem 'May'.
Our selection of Dutch-language books that have recently been translated into English.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Mahlu Mertens. We translated her poem ‘Censorship’.
Liberian-born writer Vamba Sherif recognises himself in Feticu's book about her difficult conquest of the Dutch language.
In a loud monologue full of metaphors and reflections on life and literature, Karel De Sadeleer tells the story of Ali, a bubbly Swiss with Palestinian roots.
Whenever Derek Blyth visits Amsterdam, he can't help but pop into the iconic Athenaeum Boekhandel. ‘Buying a book there is almost a religious experience.’
Four years after her victory lap through the Low Countries, Lize Spit will now delight English-language readers with her translated debut novel.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Fien Leysen. We translated her poem ‘Onder lakens’.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Johan Marc Baeten. We translated his poem ‘Graffiti’.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Myrte Leffring. We translated her poem 'Zo'n dag'.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Jan Geerts. We translated his poem ‘Laatste brieven’.
Betül Sefika was inspired for her visual poem by a rice stalk, which is directly descended from rice seeds that were smuggled from Africa to Suriname by an enslaved woman.
Shimanto Reza wrote a letter inspired by a map of the Bay of Bengal from around 1695.
Elsbet De Pauw wrote a poem in response to an old painting of a doll house.
Jordi Lammers wrote a letter from the perspective of a mouth-bow.
Annemieke Dannenberg gives a voice to a brush used in eighteenth-century incantations.
Esha Guy Hadjadj gives a voice to a military painting by Cornelis Troost from 1742.
Anne Bosveld wrote a prose poem inspired by a panorama of Cape Town.