Flanders and the Netherlands are proposing joint candidature as guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the most important international fair in the book world.
At the end of August, Kaatje Vermeire, Ingrid Godon and Pieter Gaudesaboos will accompany the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) to the Beijing International Book Fair. They will present the Chinese translations of their books to the Chinese press, give workshops to children and master classes to students, and give lectures in two bookshops in the city.
The annual London Book Fair took place from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April. It is one of the biggest professional book fairs, where some 1,500 stand holders and publishers meet to present titles and trade translation rights. True to form, the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) was also present. Even though the international book trade is experiencing turbulent times and cuts at publishing houses are often first reflected in a reduction in the number of translated titles, the more than 60 meetings the FLF had at the fair show that the interest in Flemish literature is still growing.