Newsletter 17
 

This newsletter reports on the four-day visit of Dimitri Verhulst to Prague to promote the Czech translation of 'Goddamn days on a goddamn globe'. The literary journal Host made room for a substantial contribution of literature from Flanders. Also in Eastern Europe, the Hungarian translation of Hugo Claus' magnum opus 'The Sorrow of Belgium' was published.

 

Brecht Evens now also is nominated for a prestigious Eisner Award and Ephameron left a wall painting on Coney Island.

 

Carlo Van Baelen, present director of The Flemish Literature Fund, will retire at the end of this year. Koen Van Bockstal is appointed as his successor. This newsletter briefly introduces the new director.

Four-Day Prague Marathon for Dimitri Verhulst
May is an important book month in Prague. Not only is it the month in which the book fair is held; for a number of years already, on the eve of the fair, there has been the annual Literature Night, which is steadily gaining ...
Literature from Flanders guest of magazine Host
The samizdat magazine Host was set up by Dušan Skála in 1985 in Brno. In 1990, he was to establish the publishing house of the same name, Host, which quickly grew into a prestigious, renowned publisher's specialising in contemporary Czech and foreign fiction, poetry and literary ...
‘Het verdriet van België’ [The Sorrow of Belgium] is now also available in Hungarian
Budapest-based publishers L'Harmattan recently published the Hungarian translation of 'Het verdriet van België', Hugo Claus' magnum opus about Louis Seynaeve. Translator Szabolcs Wekerle spent two years working on 'Belgium Bánata', as the book is entitled in Hungarian. ...
Brecht Evens nominated for prestigious Eisner Award
Flemish graphic novelist Brecht Evens has been nominated for an Eisner award, the highest distinction in the world of cartoons and graphic novels. With 'The Wrong Place', the English translation of 'Ergens waar je niet wil zijn', Evens is up for the category of 'best painter/multimedia artist ...
Ephameron on the wall on Coney Island
The versatility of graphic designer, illustrator an artist Ephameron was already demonstrated last year when her graphic novel 'Weg'was published. The book, created in collaboration with Pieter van Oudheusden, was presented at the University of Antwerp in an ideal setting: before a wall painting by ...
Koen Van Bockstal new FLF director as of 1 January 2012
On 8 June, the Board of Directors of the Flemish Literature Fund decided to appoint Koen Van Bockstal as the successor to the current director Calo Van Baelen, who is retiring on 31 December after running the FLF for 12 years. He takes up his appointment on 1 January 2012. Koen Van Bockstal will ...
   
  The Flemish Literature Fund, an autonomous governmental institution, has been active since 2000 to promote Flemish literature in Belgium and abroad. The principal instruments of its foreign policy are information, documentation and grants (for translation, travel and production).
   
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