High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


A Literary Triumph: 'The Ascent' by Stefan Hertmans

In his novel about a Flemish Nazi collaborator, bestselling author Stefan Hertmans presents a sharp image of life under German occupation, which he links perceptively to the personal history of his characters.


Writer in the Public Debate. On Stefan Hertmans

Hertmans started out as a poet but came to the attention of the general public as a novelist. He also wrote theatre texts and is now mainly active as an essayist. “Vital melancholy” or a fundamental discontent that preserves itself through...


Hand Ballet and Reflection. On the Work of Karel Dierickx

With a tenacity and consistency reminiscent of Morandi, Karel Dierickx has spent over four decades developing an artistic oeuvre that excels in its circumspection and sensitivity. The so-called out-dated language of painting is once again ...


David McKay’s Choice: Astrid Roemer and Raoul de Jong

A translator of Dutch into English gives literary tips by answering two questions: which translated book by a Flemish or Dutch author should everyone read? And, which book absolutely deserves an English translation?

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