Newsletter 25

Newsletter 25 offers a first impression of the results the FLF booked during its second visit to the Beijing Book Fair. The Helsinki Comics Festival 2012 focuses on Belgian comics and in Germany publishing house Alexander Verlag reissued classic Flemish novels of Louis Paul Boon, who would have become 100 years in 2012.

FLF urges publishers to explore China
"Flemish fiction and children's and youth literature have great potential in China", says Koen Van Bockstal, director of the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF), following the Beijing Book Fair (BIBF), where the FLF had a stand for the second time. "We can advise publishers to seriously consider ...
Helsinki Comics Festival focuses on Belgian comics
The 27th Helsinki Comics Festival takes place on the 7th - 9th of September 2012 at Lasipalatsi Square, Kiasma and nearby venues in Central Helsinki. The theme this year is "9 - Comics as an art form", and the focus country is ...
100th birthday of Louis Paul Boon
In 2012 Louis Paul Boon, who died in 1979, would have had his 100th birthday. This anniversary prompted various festive commemorations and exhibitions in Flanders. In Germany, independent publishers Alexander Verlag took German radio station WDR3's statement that Louis Paul Boon was an author ...
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