In this newsletter we look back at a so far very busy and successful month of June. From 31 May to 4 June, the FLF received nine prominent foreign publishers of literary fiction and poetry for a publishers tour in Flanders' literary fields. The following weekend, on 5 and 6 June, the FLF presented a new spin-off expo of 'Ceci n'est pas la BD flamande', during the Haarlem Comics festival. A full report and pictures bear witness to both events. On 14 and 15 June, the FLF co-organized a translation workshop around Hadewijch and translations into French, German and Spanish have been announced.
In the comics, children's books and youth literature categories, Flemish talent has been rewarded: Brecht Evens is the first winner of the Willy Vandersteen Award, Pieter Gaudesaboos received one of the Plantin Moretus prizes and Dutch Griffel and Penseel prizes were awarded to Gerda Dendooven, Carll Cneut and Geert Vervaeke.
Thanks to the American translation of his novel 'De verwondering' ('Wonder'), Hugo Claus is once again in the media.