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Bookshelf Essentials part 2

In the second edition of ‘Bookshelf Essentials’, the FLF zooms in on contemporary classics, after the 'classic' classics we introduced before.


The twenty titles listed are up there with the international top. Can the language belt called Flanders in the tiny triangle known as Belgium measure up to the giants of world literature? You bet! Comparisons with Proust (Eric de Kuyper, Erwin Mortier), Kafka (Annelies Verbeke, Peter Terrin), W.G. Sebald (Stefan Hertmans) and the American encyclopaedist Richard Powers (Paul Verhaeghen) haven’t been made up.

 

All the authors and books in this brochure have won prizes and drawn praise, have been read and reread, printed and reprinted, translated.

 

A number of the award winning titles were immediate bestsellers at home and abroad. To name but a few: Stefan Brijs (exploring the ethical limits of science and religion), Stefan Hertmans (family and the First World War), Dimitri Verhulst (growing up in a family of perpetual beer guzzlers).

 

Get to know these essential, existential, epic works; a brothel of stories full of poetic, moving, disturbing, taboo-breaking Literature.  In short: genuine Contemporary Classics.

 

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Bookshelf Essentials 2

In the second edition of ‘Bookshelf Essentials’, the FLF zooms in on contemporary classics, after the 'classic' classics we introduced before.

 

The twenty titles listed are up there with the international top. Can the language belt called Flanders in the tiny triangle known as Belgium measure up to the giants of world literature? You bet! Comparisons with Proust (Eric de Kuyper, Erwin Mortier), Kafka (Annelies Verbeke, Peter Terrin), W.G. Sebald (Stefan Hertmans) and the American encyclopaedist Richard Powers (Paul Verhaeghen) haven’t been made up.


All the authors and books in this brochure have won prizes and drawn praise, have been read and reread, printed and reprinted, translated.


A number of the award winning titles were immediate bestsellers at home and abroad. To name but a few: Stefan Brijs (exploring the ethical limits of science and religion), Stefan Hertmans (family and the First World War), Dimitri Verhulst (growing up in a family of perpetual beer guzzlers).


Get to know these essential, existential, epic works; a brothel of stories full of poetic, moving, disturbing, taboo-breaking Literature.  In short: genuine Contemporary Classics.

 

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News & Views London Book Fair Special 2015

The London Book Fair 2015 issue of 'News & Views' reports on new books from Flanders, recent prize winners and successful book projects that have been realised with the support of FLF.

 

The opening article is written by author and artistic intendant Bart Moeyaert, whose mind is already in October 2016, when Flanders and the Netherlands will be guests of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He lifts the tip of the veil and reveals a glimpse of his concept.

 

Furthermore an article on The Kinky & Cosy Experience in Angoulême, and an overview on what the FLF can do for foreign publishers.

 

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News and Views Bologna Book Fair Special 2015

The Bologna Book Fair Special 2015 of 'News & Views' reports on new books from Flanders, recent prize winners and successful book projects that have been realised with the support of FLF.

 

The opening article is written by author and artistic intendant Bart Moeyaert, whose mind is already in October 2016, when Flanders and the Netherlands will be guests of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He lifts the tip of the veil and reveals a glimpse of his concept.

 

Furthermore an article on top illustrator Carll Cneut's success at home and abroad, and an overview on what the FLF can do for foreign publishers.

 

> Read the 'News & Views Bologna Book Fair Special 2015'...

News & Views Frankfurter Buchmesse Special 2014

The Flemish Literature Fund has published a fresh edition of News & Views in anticipation of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 (8-12 October).

 

 

The Flemish Literature Fund has published a new issue of 'News & Views', in anticipation of the upcoming frankfurt Book Fair (8-12 October).

The latest edition of 'News & Views' reports on new books from Flanders, recently crowned authors and translators and on successful book projects that have been realised with the support of FLF.

The journal also focuses on the presence of FLF at the Frankfurt Book Fair, with Flemish author Bart Moeyaert as artistic director of Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, when Flanders and the Netherlands will be joined guests of honour, as central highlight!

 

 

 

 

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Bookshelf Essentials

At the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, the FLF presents a brochure on Flemish literary classics. The selection focuses on classic fiction titles that are still more than worthy of reading and (re)publishing today.

 

A total of 22 Flemish classic novels are represented, written between 1916 and 1996. Naturally, such internationally renowned authors as Hugo Claus and Willem Elsschot are included, but also less-known treasured authors such as Cyriel Buysse and Herman Teirlinck.

 

Additionally, the brochure features a handy overview of all the existing translations. This makes it an ideal tool for foreign publishers who may be interested in translating these classics now, or republishing if there is already an existing translation to hand.

 

 

 

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News & Views London Book Fair Special 2014

News & Views London Book Fair Special 2014

The Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) has published a new issue of the paper 'News & Views' in anticipation of the upcoming London Book Fair (8-10 April 2014).

 

 

 

The latest edition of our 'News & Views' reports on new books from Flanders and on successfull book projects that have been realised with the support of the Flemish Literature Fund.



 

Finally, the journal focuses on the presence of the FLF at the London Book Fair. A drink to celebrate that Flanders and the Netherlands will be joint guests of honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2016 (8 April 2014 at 5:00 pm at stand D350) will be the highlight of this week.

 

 

 

 

 

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News & Views Frankfurt Book Fair Special 2013

The latest issue of the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' focuses on the presence of the Flemish Literature Fund at the Frankfurter Buchmesse from 9 to 13 October.

 

The 'Frankfurt Book Fair Special' presents in an inviting lay-out short texts on new books from Flanders to foreign publishers and other relations and informs about new publications and realisations supported by the FLF. The newspaper also pays attention to the activities and future plans of the FLF.

 

 

 

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In Flanders Literary Fields. Thirteen titles on WWI

The Flemish Literature Fund presents on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair an initial brochure on literature from Flanders on the theme of World War I. This booklet contains thirteen titles from various genres in which the First World War plays a significant role in the fore or background.

 

After all, literature is the ideal tool for generating empathy and identification. That way, literature makes present and future generations aware of the importance of tolerance and international relations. These are essential building blocks for an open, tolerant society with the peace motto of “No More War" at its foundation.

 

 

 


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Look at Literature from Flanders 3 - Beijing 2013

For the third time in a row the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) will be paying its visit to the Beijing International Book Fair, the most important Chinese book fair. Between August 29th and September 2nd three FLF employees will be promoting Flemish literature to the Chinese publishing world. This year they will be accompanied by three illustrators: Kaatje Vermeire, Ingrid Godon and Pieter Gaudesaboos.


Like last year, a bilingual brochure in Chinese and English containing a selection of titles from various genres was designed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News & Views London Book Fair Special 2013

The latest issue of the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' focuses on the presence of the Flemish Literature Fund at London Book Fair 2013 from 15 to 17 April.

 

The 'London Book Fair Special' presents in an inviting lay-out short texts on new books from Flanders to foreign publishers and other relations and informs about new publications and realisations supported by the FLF. The newspaper also pays attention to the activities and future plans of the FLF.

 

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News & Views Bologna Book Fair 2013

News and Views Bologna Book Fair 2013The latest issue of the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' focuses on the presence of the Flemish Literature Fund at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2013 from 25 to 28 March.

 

The 'Bologna Book Fair Special Special' presents in an inviting lay-out short texts on new books from Flanders to foreign publishers and other relations and informs about new publications and realisations supported by the FLF. The newspaper also pays attention to the activities and future plans of the FLF.

 

 

> Read the 'Bologna Book Fair Special' of 'News & Views'...

 

 

  

News & Views Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

 

Cover News_Views_FFBF2012SpecialThe latest issue of the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' focuses on the presence of the Flemish Literature Fund at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 10 to 14, 2012 (Stand number: Hall 5.0, Stand C 938).

 

The 'Frankfurter Buchmesse Special' presents in an inviting lay-out short texts on new books from Flanders to foreign publishers and other relations and informs about new publications and realisations supported by the FLF. The newspaper also pays attention to the activities and future plans of the FLF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Books from Holland and Flanders - Autumn 2012

Cover 10 Books from Holland and Flanders - Autum 2012

10 Books from Holland and Flanders is published jointly by the Dutch foundation for Literature and the Flemish Literature Fund. The bulletin is distributed free of charge to foreign publishers and editors. If you would like to subscribe, please contact the VFL-office.

 

The most recent issue was published in the autumn of 2012.

 

It features the following authors from Flanders:

 

   - Kristien Dieltiens

   - Peter Terrin

   - Peter Verhelst

   

 

 

 > Read the 10 Books from Holland and Flanders - Autumn 2012... 

Nonfiction from Flanders 2012

Cover Nonfiction from Flanders 2012As usual, at the Frankfurt Book Fair the FLF will be presenting foreign relations with the literary harvest of the past year for all genres, in the form of information sheets and sample translations. This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair is also where we will be developing further a nonfiction pilot project. That project, which started at the Beijing Book Fair in 2011, is aimed primarily at exploring the options for the FLF's nonfiction policy and, after thorough evaluation, how to integrate that policy into the existing foreign rights marketing activities.

 

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Look at Literature from Flanders 2 - Beijing 2012

Cover Look at Literature from Flanders 2The Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) will soon be paying its second visit to the Beijing International Book Fair, the most important Chinese book fair. Between August 29th and September 2nd three FLF employees will be promoting Flemish literature to the Chinese publishing world.

 

Like last year, a bilingual brochure in Chinese and English containing a selection of 44 titles from various genres was designed. In addition to the brochure, the FLF has created an account on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, and a more comprehensive blog which includes book presentations.

 

 

 

 

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News & Views Bologna Book Fair 2012 Special

Cover News-Views Bologna Book Fair 2012The latest issue of the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' focuses on the presence of the Flemish Literature Fund at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

 

The 'Bologna Book Fair Special Special' presents in an inviting lay-out short texts on new books from Flanders to foreign publishers and other relations and informs about new publications and realisations supported by the FLF. The newspaper also pays attention to the activities and future plans of the FLF.

 

> Read the 'Bologna Book Fair Special' of 'News & Views'...

10 Books from Holland and Flanders - Spring 2012

 

10 Books from Holland and Flanders Spring 201210 Books from Holland and Flanders is published jointly by the Dutch foundation for Literature and the Flemish Literature Fund. The bulletin is distributed free of charge to foreign publishers and editors. If you would like to subscribe, please contact the VFL-office.

 

The current issue was published in the spring of 2012.

 

It features the following authors from Flanders:

 

   - Rachida Lamrabet

   - Erwin Mortier

   - Ivo Victoria

   - Erik Vlaminck

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Nonfiction from Flanders

Cover brochure Nonfiction from FlandersAs usual, at the Frankfurt Book Fair the FLF will be presenting foreign relations with the literary harvest of the past year for all genres, in the form of information sheets and sample translations. This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair is also where we will be launching a nonfiction pilot project. That project, which started at the Beijing Book Fair, is aimed primarily at exploring the options for the FLF's non-fiction policy and, after thorough evaluation, how to integrate that policy into the existing foreign rights marketing activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Read the brochure Nonfiction from Flanders...

News & Views Frankfurt Book Fair 2011 Special

Cover_News_And_Views_Frankfurt_2011.jpgThe latest issue of the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' focuses on the presence of the Flemish Literature Fund at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 12 to 16, 2011 (Stand number: Hall 5.0, Stand C 932).

 

The 'Frankfurter Buchmesse Special' presents in an inviting lay-out short texts on new books from Flanders to foreign publishers and other relations and informs about new publications and realisations supported by the FLF. The newspaper also pays attention to the activities and future plans of the FLF.

 

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Look at Literature from Flanders - Beijing 2011

Cover brochure Beijing 2011The Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) can look back with satisfaction at its first visit to Beijing. From August 31 to September 4, 2011, for the first time, the FLF presented literature from Flanders to Chinese publishers at the International Book Fair in Beijing. The FLF was following in the wake of the Netherlands, which was guest country at the fair.  

 

The FLF's aim was to gain insight into the Chinese book market and visit the relevant publishing houses willing to consider translations. It also wanted to find out what Chinese readers would be interested in, in terms of both genre and theme. Three members of FLF staff discussed such issues with sixty-five Chinese publishers at the fair and presented them with a bi-lingual English/Chinese brochure featuring thirty-six titles. 

 

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Book - Colouring Outside the Lines

Colouringoutsidethelines150.jpg'Colouring Outside the Lines' tells the story of 22 illustrators whose skill and creativity have enriched and expanded the world of children's literature.
Their illustrations open up the texts with power and sincerity. Each in their own way, these illustrators also colour outside the lines of the story, using a dash of humour, an anecdote or a surprising picture.
These are Flemish illustrators who are looking for a visual language that appeals to both adults and children.

 

'Colouring Outside the Lines' investigates the development of each illustrator's work and shows how to read their illustrations. Every shape, every colour and every line has a meaning. The better you are at deciphering that meaning, the richer the story becomes and the more pleasure you find in reading it.

 

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