Newsletter 10

The winners of the Gouden Uil (Golden Owl) and Libris literature prizes are known : we present the winning Flemish titles. 

During the London Book Fair, the FLF and Flanders House organised a genuine Graphic Novel Night. This newsletter contains a full report of the event as well as pictures. And there is more news from the comics scene: Willy Linthout is nominated for two Eisner Awards.

Finally, we tell you about our activities at the Bologna Childrens' Book Fair where the spotlights were on Kaatje Vermeire, Carll Cneut and Kitty Crowther.


Recently translated
Coming soon: French translation of 'De bewaker' (The guard) by Peter Terrin 

Bernard Dewulf wins Libris Literature Prize
Flemish writer-poet Bernard Dewulf received the Dutch Libris Literature Prize 2010 for 'Kleine dagen' (Small Days). It is Dewulf's second collection of columns, in which he muses on his children growing up. 'Kleine dagen' was chosen from a shortlist of six books, four of which were Flemish ...
Gouden Uil readers' awards for Tom Lanoye and Marita de Sterck
On 25 April, Tom Lanoye, the favourite for this year's Gouden Uil Literatuurprijs (Golden Owl Literary Award), received the readers' prize, voted for by the public, for his novel 'Sprakeloos' (Speechless) in Antwerp. He has now won this award a record-breaking three times, having previously ...
Graphic Novel Night at Flanders House
This year's London Book Fair was overcast due to the ash cloud. As all air traffic to London had been cancelled, several booths remained empty and attendance was lower than usual. Fortunately, quite many British and Belgian guests did make it to Flanders House where the FLF and the Flemish ...
Linthout nominated twice for an Eisner award
Flemish comics artist Willy Linthout is nominated twice for an Eisner award, the highest recognition in the world of comic strips, cartoons and graphic novels. With the English translation of 'Jaren van de olifant' ('Years of the Elephant'), Linthout is nominated for 'Best US Edition of ...
Kaatje Vermeire wins hearts in Bologna
New book by young Flemish illustrator 'big discovery of the fair' for many publishersThe Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) participated actively in the International Children's Book Fair in Bologna for the fourth time this year, promoting Flemish books for children and young adults through meetings ...
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for Belgian author and illustrator
Belgian author and illustrator Kitty Crowther has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, one of the most important and prestigious international prizes for literature for children and young adults. The prize recognises the work of writers, illustrators, storytellers and organisations that promote ...
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