Newsletter 29

In this Newsletter we look back on the attendance of the Flemish Literature Fund at the London Book Fair, we report on an exciting adventure of Herr Seele, who is exhibiting in Aix-en-Provence, and we present short notices on Kristien Dieltiens and Els Beerten, two authors of youth novels who both won a prestigious prize.

Successful London Book Fair for the FLF
The annual London Book Fair took place from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April. It is one of the biggest professional book fairs, where some 1,500 stand holders and publishers meet to present titles and trade translation rights. True to form, the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) was also present. Even ...
Herr Seele paints in Cézanne’s studio
In April, graphic artist Herr Seele, known for his comics character Cowboy Henk, will have the chance of a few days painting in the studio of painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), in ...
Woutertje Pieterse Prize 2013 for Kristien Dieltiens
Kristien Dieltiens has won the Woutertje Pieterse Prize 2013 for ‘Kelderkind’ [Cellar Child]. The sum of 15,000 euros accompanies the Woutertje Pieterse Prize. This is the twenty-sixth time the award for children's and youth books has been presented. ‘Kelderkind’ is ...
Els Beerten wins the Flemish Culture Award for Youth Literature
On Saturday 2 March 2013 Flemish Minister of Culture Joke Schauvliege presented writer Els Beerten with the 2011-2012 Flemish Community Award for Youth Literature. The jury honoured the youth author because she broke through the cocoon of youth literature with her novel ‘Allemaal willen we de ...
  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).
  Upcoming events
01/01Herr Seele in Aix-en-Provence
01/01Luuk Gruwez in Wroclaw
01/01Anne Provoost in Wroclaw
01/01Conz in Beirut
01/01Judith Vanistendael in Toronto
01/01Publishers Tour Prose
01/01Erwin Mortier in London