Newsletter 26
 

Newsletter 26 focuses on the Frankfurt Book Fair which takes place from 10 to 14 October 2012. The Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 Special from the FLF-newspaper 'News & Views' was put online. David Van Reybrouck, whose book 'Congo' was chosen as historical book of the year 2012 in Germany, will take part in a discussion on Africa at the Frankfurt Book Fair. And the filmrights for Stefan Brijs' 'The Angel Maker' have been sold, a fact that will only enhance the interest for this title.

 

We end this newsletter with sad news: Ivo Michiels, generally seen as the most outstanding modernist and experimental writer of the twentieth century, passed away last Sunday.

Frankfurt Book Fair Special 2012 of 'News & Views' online
The new issue of 'News & Views' was put ...
‘Congo’ history book of the year 2012 in Germany
The German magazine 'Damals. Das Magasin für Geschichte' has chosen 'Congo' by David Van Reybrouck as book of the year ...
Film rights sold for Stefan Brijs’ ‘De engelenmaker’ [The Angel Maker]
Film producer Els Vandevorst, N279 Entertainment, has bought the film rights to 'De engelenmaker' [The Angel Maker]. The film will be directed by Christophe Van Rompaey, known for his multi-award-winning 'Aanrijding in Moscou' (2008, A Private View) and 'Lena' (2011), also produced by Vandevorst. ...
Ivo Michiels passed away
Sunday morning 7 October 2012 Ivo Michiels passed away in Le Barroux in the Vaucluse in France, where he lived. On 8 January 2013 he would have celebrated his ninetieth birthday. Ivo Michiels will be buried on Wednesday 10 October 2012 in Le ...
   
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