Logo New Dutch Writing

New Dutch Writing is a high-profile promotional campaign by the Dutch Foundation for Literature to promote Dutch writing in translation in the UK and Ireland and to nurture the next generation of translators.

It includes fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, children’s and poetry books, celebrating the work of translators and capitalising on the burgeoning interest in international literature among UK readers while engaging them in a stimulating, cross cultural debate. The campaign launched in July 2019 and continues through into 2024 and includes over 100 author events at a range of festivals and literature venues nationwide, featuring Dutch writers in conversation with their British counterparts. Read more...

The Dutch Writing House

For New Dutch Writing visual artist Jan Rothuizen imagined what a Dutch Writers' House would look like. From classic fiction writers like Gerard Reve to children's books authors Annet Schaap and from non-fiction bestseller Rutger Bregman to International Booker Prize nominee Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, they all live in the house filled with over 25 Dutch authors. In his own distinct style Jan Rothuizen, author of The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam, provides a new way to look at Dutch writing, which also featured in the 2020 Summer Books edition of the London Review Of Books.

The Dutch Writing House

Upcoming events

New Dutch Writing has already included over 70 author events at a range of festivals and literature venues nationwide. Now that these autumn events have passed, the New Dutch Writing campaign is planning more events for the next few months. Keep an eye out for new events!

Past events

23 Mar
Bette Westera at Wigtown Book Festival

Bette Westera and Mattias de Leeuw present their book Later, When I'm Big

4 Mar
Peirene Stevns Prize 2024

The Peirene Stevns Translation Prize is now open

25 Jan
Tobi Lakmaker: The History of My Sexuality

Tobi Lakmaker: The History Of My Sexuality

Events archive