Newsletter 7

Before the year ends, we bring you news about recent wins and nominations in all literary categories: fiction, poetry, theatre, graphic novels and youth. Translations too. Sam Garrett and Anita Concas are the winners of respectively the Vondel Prize and the Prix des Phares du Nord. Both translation prizes will be awarded in January 2010. Meanwhile, we put the translators in the picture.


We hope you will enjoy reading this newsletter, and wish you happy holidays and a great new year! See you in 2010!


Recently translated
In the picture: Sam Garrett and Anita Concas
In the media: 'Maria in der Hafenkneipe' by Willem Elsschot

Paul Baeten Gronda and Joost Vandecasteele on shortlist Academica Debutantenprijs
Two Flemish authors made the shortlist of the Academica Debutantenprijs (Academica Award for best debut): Paul Baeten Gronda for 'Nemen wij dan samen afscheid van de liefde' (Let us together say farewell to love) and Joost Vandecasteele for 'Hoe de wereld perfect functioneert zonder mij' (How the ...
Nominations Herman de Coninck Award 2010
The shortlist of the Herman de Coninck Award 2010 has been announced. The expert jury has nominated the following poets: Paul Bogaert, Eva Cox, Charles Ducal, Leonard Nolens and Roel Richelieu van Londersele. The award ceremony will take place in the Antwerp Arenberg theatre on 28 ...
Judith Vanistendael nominated in Angoulême
'La jeune fille et le nègre. Tome 2 Babette et Sophie', the French translation of Judith Vanistendael's sequel of 'De Maagd en de Neger' (The virgin and the negro), has a chance at winning one of the prestigious prizes which will be awarded during the international comics festival in ...
Five Flemish comics artists to attend Angoulême festival
Flemish Literature Fund builds on last year's success Five comics artists are to accompany the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) at the international comics festival in Angoulême (France). Pieter De Poortere, Jeroen Janssen, Kristof Spaey, Charel Cambré and Sebastien Conard will stay in the French ...
Isabelle Vandenabeele wins Illustrarte 2009
Illustrarte, a bi-annual exhibition of international illustrations in Portugal, has elected Isabelle Vandenabeele as the winner of the competition. Vandenabeele will receive 5,000 euro. Other Flemish illustrators who have been chosen to participate in the exhibition are Klaas Verplancke, Tom ...
Stijn Devillé wins Taalunie Award for Drama 2009
On 30 November, Flemish author and director Stijn Devillé received the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs 2009 for his play 'Hitler is dood' (Hitler is dead).The prize is worth 10.000 ...
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