Newsletter 40

Flanders and the Netherlands will be guest of honour of the Frankfurter Buchmesse in October 2016, that’s no longer news. The Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Flemish Literature Fund are preparing the joint presentation of their literature and culture in full speed now. But they are not alone: In the Netherlands, the yearly Boekenweek (Book Week) aims at Germany, emphasizing the reciprocal nature of the project. Flemish children’s books are already doing great on the German-language market, with two prize winners of the Austrian Jury der Jungen Leser, and two nominations for the Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany later this year.

Furthermore, two more prize winners in this newsletter: comic book author Luc Cromheecke and poetry translator Ard Posthuma. You can read a blog post by Daniel Seton, editor at Pushkin Press, on the publishers tour for fiction that took place earlier this month. And we present the translators who are staying in our Translators’ House in June: Maria Encheva and Sofie Maertens.

Daniel Seton: ‘Flanders is one of Europe’s hidden gems'
BLOG - Daniel Seton was one of the ten publishers visiting Flanders during the Flemish Literature Fund’s fifth publishers tour for fiction at the beginning of June 2015. He’s an editor at Pushkin Press, the UK publisher of Erwin Mortier, and discovered other interesting voices in ...
Brockway Prize awarded to Ard Posthuma
The Brockway Prize has been awarded to Ard Posthuma for his Dutch-German translations of the poetry collections ‘Licht overal’ (Licht überall) and ‘Zo kon het zijn’ (So könnte es sein) by Cees Nooteboom. The prize will be presented on Friday, 12 June during the ...
In June in the Translators’ House: Maria Encheva and Sofie Maertens
In June, the Translators’ House accomodates Maria Encheva and Sofie ...
  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
01/01Marché de la Poésie: Closing Programme
01/01Brecht Vandenbroucke guest at Small Press Expo