Bregje Hofstede residency Norwich
Bregje Hofstede takes up residence at National Centre for Writing Norwich.
A Celebration of New Dutch Writing
An evening in the company of Dutch writers Eva Meijer and Bregje Hofstede, in conversation with Daniel Hahn.
Celebrate With... Herman Koch
Herman Koch’s deliciously dark tale of family life, The Dinner, sold over a million copies and was the talk of every book club. Join us for a rare chance to see him discuss the novel with Daniel Hahn in an intimate setting and raise a glass to its enduring success.
Simon Schama at Cheltenham Literature Festival
Simon Schama cut his teeth writing about Dutch art and history on his way to becoming one of the UK’s great cultural critics. Essays on De Stijl and the Rijksmuseum are highlights of his latest wide-ranging book, Wordy, which he discusses at this event.
Trust No One: Herman Koch
Author of the internationally bestselling The Dinner, Herman Koch returns with The Ditch, a dark literary thriller about how quickly we can become entangled in our own fears and suspicions. Louise Candlish won the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year Award for Our House, her deliciously twisted tale of marital betrayal in the suburbs; a setting she revisits in Those People. With Sam Baker they discuss the appeal of writing toxic characters and how we never really know those we live amongst.
New Dutch Writing at British Library
Bart van Es, author of Costa Prize-winning The Cut Out Girl joins bestselling novelist Herman Koch, rising stars Esther Gerritsen and Jeroen Olyslaegers, and historian Simon Schama at this special day of talks.
Bart van Es at Durham Book Festival
The Cut Out Girl was the winner of the 2018 Costa Book of the Year and is the powerful story of a young girl's struggle to survive Nazi persecution and a man's attempt to unveil his family's secrets. The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague, when she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a foster family far away to be hidden from the Nazis. What was her side of the story, Bart van Es – a grandson of the couple who looked after Lien – wondered?
Herman Koch at Durham Book Festival
This event brings together two acclaimed European writers: Holland's Herman Koch and Germany's Dagmar Leupold.
Julia Blackburn and Miek Zwamborn at Poetry in Aldeburgh
Julia Blackburn and Miek Zwamborn at Poetry in Aldeburgh.
An Evening with Cees Nooteboom
UCL Dutch celebrates this recognition for Dutch author Cees Nooteboom; the poet, novelist and travel writer whose work has been translated into over thirty languages.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
From 10 to 26 August Scotland will be buzzing with literature during the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest literature festival in the world. Dutch literature will be represented by picture book author Mylo Freeman, comic maker and graphic novelist Typex and novelist Tommy Wieringa.