New Dutch Writing is a new 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 2020 into 2021 and includes over 70 author events at a range of festivals and literature venues nationwide, featuring Dutch writers in conversation with their British counterparts. Read more...
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 will also feature in the Summer Books edition of the London Review Of Books.
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!
How I Love London: Walking through Vincent van Gogh’s London
Join Willem-Jan Verlinden, author of The Van Gogh Sisters and Livia Wang, Creative Director of Van Gogh House, on a walking tour and discussion of Vincent van Gogh's formative time in London, where he lived at 87 Hackford Road, with his sister Anna.
Willem-Jan Verlinden at Cheltenham
The lively and revealing correspondence that Vincent van Gogh maintained with his art-dealer brother Theo is famous as a source of insight into the life and mind of one of the most celebrated artists of all time. But what of Anna, Lies and Willemien van Gogh, with whom Vincent had intimate and sometimes turbulent relationships?
Anna Woltz: Talking To Alaska
The international children’s author discusses her latest work with translators Daniel Hahn & David Colmer
Lize Spit at Durham Book Festival
Lize Spit and Thora Hjörleifsdóttir will be discussing their novels alongside their translators, Kristen Gehrman and Meg Matich.
Girlhood, Interrupted: Lize Spit and Nancy Tucker
Together with Octavia Bright Lize Spit and Nancy Tucker discuss their powerful portrayals of early trauma and the very different ways it can shape an adult life.
Alice Tetley-Paul at Wokingham Children’s Festival
Creative Translation Workshop with NDW Translator in Residence Alice Tetley-Paul
The EU: A Failed Experiment?
The EU: A Failed Experiment? featuring political theorist and historian Luuk van Middelaar (Pandemonium: Saving Europe, Agenda)
New Dutch Writing Translation Workshops
Three translation workshops by leading translators from Dutch to English. Open to anyone with a sound knowledge of Dutch and native-speaker level English. Free to participate.
Harmen van Straaten at Wokingham
Come and Join Dutch Author Harmen van Straaten as he reads his books Hey, who’s in the loo? and Robbies’s Little Red Tractor.
New Translations New Perspectives
Translation opens up new horizons for the reader. But how do we ensure a diversity of perspectives, nurturing new voices alongside classic authors? And how does a multilingual, multicultural country like The Netherlands bring global writing into its own tongue?
Double up on Dutch Poetry
Two prize-winning poets, Simone Atangana Bekono and Radna Fabias, exemplify the formal and linguistic diversity of contemporary Dutch poetry. Join us for this very special reading from their new books, translated by David Colmer.
Signposts: Your Essential Guide to Contemporary Dutch Literature
If you want to dive into Dutch literature, this event, hosted by Rosie Goldsmith, editor of the Dutch Riveter, is the perfect place to start!
New Dutch Writing Wrap Party
Join us to toast the New Dutch Writing campaign with drinks, music and goody bags, together with an opportunity to browse new books in translation, including the Verzet series of chapbooks by emerging writers and translators.
Jaap Robben and Jodie Chapman talk to Cathy Rentzenbrink about the powerful brotherly bonds at the heart of their books.
Literary Lives Retold
Connie Palmen (author of Your Story, My Story, translators Anna Asbury and Eileen J. Stevens, Amazon Crossing) which portrays Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’ tempestuous relationship from Hughes’ perspective) in conversation with Nuala O’Connor (Nora, Harper Perennial)
Summer Brother – Jaap Robben in conversation with Tara Tobler
Jaap Robben is a well-loved writer in The Netherlands. His novel Summer Brother, an honest and tender story of brotherly love, was longlisted for the International Booker Prize.
Whose (Hi)story, Whose Words?
Tessa Leuwsha and David McKay, in conversation with Henriette Louwerse, explore the importance of re-writing Dutch colonial stories from new perspectives and the art of translating them.
If Only with Mies Van Hout and David Colmer
A fun filled interactive session with international bestselling author-illustrator Mies Van Hout. If only I were a bee, thinks the firefly. If only I were a spider, thinks the bee. Sometimes we all wish to be like somebody else but we should never forget what makes us special.
Meet Popcorn Bob
Popcorn Bob is a laugh-out-loud story about a popcorn kernel that sprouts a face, arms and legs! He introduces himself as Popcorn Bob and causes no end of chaos for Ellis after she discovers him.
Palm Trees at the North Pole
A clear, accessible and often funny book that will help young readers understand the most important issue humanity has ever faced – climate change. It’s about windmills and water power, icebergs and volcanoes, innovative scientists and brave inventors.
The Power of Friendship
The Power of Friendship with Phil Earle, Bali Rai, Lesley Parr, Anna Woltz chaired by Janet Smyth. Join our Festival Programme Consultant Janet Smyth for this inspiring event as she talks to authors Phil Earle, Bali Rai, Lesley Parr and Anna Woltz. This event will be followed by a live Q&A.
Looking after our Planet
Looking after our Planet with Emma Shevah & Marc ter Horst. Have you ever wanted to make a difference to the world but didn’t know quite where to start? Thai-Irish author Emma Shevah and Dutch writer Marc ter Horst are here to tell you how small things can make a big, and positive difference.
Jelmer Mommers: Our Future on a Hot Earth
If climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, why are we doing so little? Will the Covid-19 pandemic make it worse or better? And where do we go from here? Join climate journalist Jelmer Mommers from Amsterdam as he discusses his new book How Are We Going to Explain This? with Caroline O’Doherty, environment correspondent with the Irish Independent.Events archive