Newsletter 9

In this newsletter, we look back at a very successful publishers' tour for publishers of children's and youth literature from all corners of the world, and at the launch of the very first translations of Flemish picture books in India. We also look forward into the future: from 22 to 26 March the FLF will be present at the international children's book fair in Bologna.


Besides the news on books for children and youth, there's news on literary prizes and on the ELV summer course for literary translation.


Recently translated 
On the agenda: Stefan Brijs invited in Paris
In the picture: Jan de Leeuw in Germany

Festive launch of four Flemish picture books in India
The FLF is proud that the first translations of Flemish picture books in India have been launched successfully! Four books were translated into Hindi: 'Rikki' by Guido Van Genechten, 'Slaap lekker, Rosalie' (Sweet dreams, Rosalie) by Brigitte Minne and An Candaele, 'Vogeltjelief' (Sweet birdie) by ...
Second publishers tour a great success
Foreign guests of FLF show great interest in Flemish children's books and youth novels From 22 to 26 February 2010, the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) received nine prominent foreign publishers of children's and youth literature. The FLF organized its second publishers tour during which it treated ...
FLF ready to inspire at Bologna Children's Book Fair
This year, the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) will once again be present at the international children's book fair of Bologna, from 22 to 26 March. The FLF heads to Italy with a full schedule of meetings with foreign publishers, and it takes along two illustrators on its journey. Furthermore, ...
Literary Translation Summer Course focuses on South America
From 16 to 27 August 2010, the ELV organizes its yearly Literary Translation Summer Course in Antwerp. This year, the course is open to translators from Dutch into Portuguese and Spanish, both with a focus on South America. Per language, a group of 6 to 7 students will be formed. A selection ...
Kathleen Vereecken and André Sollie win Book Lion and Book Peacock Awards 2010
On 24 February, the winners of the awards for best author and best illustrator of children's and youth books were announced. The Boekenleeuw (Book Lion) 2010 goes to author Kathleen Vereecken for her youth novel 'Ik denk dat het liefde was' (I think it was love, Lannoo). Vereecken's novel tells ...
Flemish authors on longlist Gouden Uil Award
The longlists for the Gouden Uil (Golden Owl) Awards for Literary Fiction and Children's and Youth Literature were announced on Wednesday 24 February. Amongst the fourteen nominees for Literary Fiction are five Flemish authors: Saskia de Coster, Hilde Keteleer, Tom Lanoye, Bart Meuleman and Peter ...
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