It is well known that the American tradition of Thanksgiving originated with the Pilgrim fathers. Less well-known, however, is that the inspiration for that feast came from the Dutch city of Leiden. Indeed, the Pilgrim’s brief stay there w...
In her debut novel Kleihuid Herien Wensink provokes with pressing questions, seen in the light of the First World War.
Herlinde Leyssens wrote a story of a strong, rebellious, adventure-seeking woman, determined not to be stopped.
In her debut novel Ook bomen slapen (Trees sleep too), Annemarie Peeters intertwines the lives of former opera director Corneille and young opera singer Ofelia. With success.
In the science fiction novel Concept M author Aafke Romeijn takes the reader forward to the Netherlands of 2020, where the disease of colourlessness makes for heated, polarizing debate and protest.
In her debut novel 'Lam', singer-songwriter Hannelore Bedert paints the portrait of a strong woman, one who has suffered hard knocks but still struggles through life with her head held high.
In his monthly column First Book Dirk Vandenberghe draws attention to literary debuts from Flemish and Dutch writers which garnered less notice upon release than they deserve.