Newsletter 22
 

In this newsletter we focus on the presence of vier illustrators at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the past Publishers Tour Children's and Youth Literature and the opening of a library and reading room by the Flemish Representation in Budapest. Short notices on the listing of 'The Pigeon That Could't Dive' in the 'Bestsellerliste' of German national radio and the Lod Lavkiprize 2011 for Els Beerten conclude this issue.

Four Flemish illustrators on the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Ruth van Wichelen, a young and very promising illustrator, has been awarded a travel grant to visit the Bologna Children's Book Fair by the Flemish Literature Fund. The grant also comes with a mentorship: experienced illustrator Geert Vervaeke will join Ruth in Bologna and help her not only to find ...
Foreign publishers on tour in Flanders
From 13 until 17 February 2012, the FLF invited eight foreign publishers to Flanders to discover the flourishing world of Flemish children's and youth literature during the third Publishers tour. The FLF offered them a cultural and (re)creative program of a midweek in Flanders. The publishers – ...
Flemish Representation in Budapest opens library and reading room
The Flemish Representation in Budapest has opened its new offices at Raday utca 58. This is the first foreign branch of the Flanders International Department with its own library and reading ...
‘De duif die niet kon duiken’ in list ‘Die besten 7 Bücher für junge Leser’
The book 'The duif die niet kon duiken' [The Pigeon That Could Not Dive] by Edward van de Vendel (text) and Alain Verster (illustrations) was given a place in the February Bestseller List of ...
Lod Lavkiprize 2011 for Els Beerten
The five-yearly Lod Lavkiprize 2011 for the best Flemish youth book from the period 2005-2010 is awarded to Els Beerten for her novel 'Allemaal willen de hemel' [We All Want Heaven] (Querido). The jury nominated 15 of the 102 submitted books. The prize is worth 2,500 ...
   
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