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 2023 and includes over 90 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.
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!
Literary Translation Workshops
Three literary 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.
Repairing the Past: on We Slaves of Suriname
Mitchell Esajas and Tessa Leuwsha at Off the Shelf Festival
Gerda Blees at Cheltenham Literature Festival
In Gerda Blees' We are Light a mysterious collective believe they can live on light alone, with dark consequences. Blees will be talking with Daniel Hahn and Carole Hailey
Daan Heerma van Voss at Cheltenham Literature Festival
Daan Heerma van Voss is 74 times more anxious than the average person. Why are 264 million people worldwide suffering from anxiety? Daan introduces us to philosophers, artists and writers in a quest for answers that takes us through literature, classics, the history of anxiety and the science behind it.Events archive