Newsletter 27
 

In 'Newsletter 27' we bring a preview of the exhibition 'La Boîte à Gand', curated by Brecht Evens at the comics festival of Angoulême. We also present the project 'High Impact: Literature from the Low Countries', six famous Dutch-language authors on tour to six cities in the United Kingdom. Peter Terrin has won the AKO Literature Prize 2012 and abroad David Van Reybrouck, Chika Unigwe and Klaas Verplancke have been awarded prizes. Judith Vanistendael and Nix at their turn have been nominated.

‘La Boîte à Gand’ presents young talent in Angoulême
The Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) presents 'La Boîte à Gand', an exhibition of young comic strip talents during the annual comic strip festival of Angoulême. The festival takes place from Thursday  31 January until Sunday 3 February 2013. Young comic artist Brecht Evens was ...
High Impact: Literature from the Low Countries
From 14 till 19 January 2013, Flanders House London and the Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom presented 'High Impact', six top writers from the Low Countries on tour to six cities for six nights of readings and debates to showcase the best 'High Impact' literature from Flanders and the ...
Peter Terrin wins AKO Literature Prize 2012
On Monday 29 October 2012, Flemish writer Peter Terrin was awarded the prestigious AKO Literature Prize for his novel 'Post Mortem'. The jury called the book "a masterly reflection on literature". Peter Terrin had twice been nominated for the prize before, but third time lucky. The presentation of ...
French and German prizes for David Van Reybrouck
David Van Reybrouck has received the prestigious French Prix Médicis for essay. The 41-year-old writer was awarded the prize for his book 'Congo, une histoire' (Actes Sud), the French edition of 'Congo, een geschiedenis' (De Bezige Bij), translated into French by Isabelle Rosselin. 'Congo' ...
Chika Unigwe wins NLNG Prize for Literature
Chika Unigwe, author of 'On Black Sisters' Street' has emerged winner of this year's NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature, carting away the coveted prize of ...
‘Appelmoes’ wins Spanish ‘Best picture book of 2012’ award
'Compota de manzana', the Spanish translation of 'Appelmoes' by Klaas Verplancke, has been granted the award 'Best picture book of 2012' by the Madrid Booksellers' ...
Two nominations for graphic novelists
During 'bd Boum', the 29th Blois comics festival in France, the Association des Critiques et des journalistes de Bande Dessinée announced the shortlist of 5 graphic novels for the 'Grand Prix de la Critique 2013'. One of the nominated books is the French edition of Judith Vanistendael's ...
   
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