Newsletter 18
 

For the first time in its 10-year existence, the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) will be present at the Beijing Book Fair, where the Netherlands is the guest country this year. Also in this newsletter: Tom Lanoye's latest theatre text was staged at the Festival of Avignon to great critical acclaim, Jan de Leeuw is nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and in Paris the first Flemish comic wall was unveiled.

FLF promotes literature from Flanders in Beijing
For the first time in its 10-year existence, the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) will be present at the Beijing Book Fair, where the Netherlands is the guest country this year. The FLF has evolved into a household name at book fairs in Frankfurt, London, Angoulême and Bologna. It is now hoping to ...
Five stars for Tom Lanoye’s ‘Blood & Roses’ in Avignon
On 22 July, Tom Lanoye's latest theatre text, 'Bloed & rozen. Het lied van Jeanne en Gilles' (Blood & Roses. The Song of Jeanne and Gilles), was staged in the famous Cour d'Honneur at the Avignon theatre ...
Jan de Leeuw nominated for the Jugendliteraturpreis
Jan de Leeuw's Bevroren kamers (Frozen Rooms) has been nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2011. Rolf Erdorf translated the title as Schrödinger, Dr. Linda und eine Leiche im Kühlhaus. De Leeuw won praise from the jury for his style, which was described as 'light hearted and, at the ...
Paris gets its first Flemish comic wall
On 11 July 2011, the Flemish Representation's courtyard at 6, rue Euler, Paris, was adorned with a comic wall entitled La Flandre met Paris en bulles (Flanders fills Paris with bubbles). Nic Vandermarliere, representative of the Flemish government in France, and Luc Fabry, economic and commercial ...
   
  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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