Hans & Monique Hagen
Hans and Monique Hagen are among the most famous children's poets in the Netherlands. They were the Dutch Children's Book Laureates from 2017 to 2019. They have won two Silver Pencils for their poetry, among many other literary prizes. Their poem "You Are the Loveliest" is beloved in the Netherlands, featured on countless birth, wedding, and funeral cards. The You Are the Loveliest collection has been translated into Swedish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Farsi.
Poetry in Translation: Talking in Verse
Join a diverse panel of poets and cultural commentators as they discuss the capacity for poetry to transcend borders, linguistic and geographical.
Feeling Your Feelings with Hans & Monique Hagen
Former Dutch Children’s Book Laureates Hans and Monique Hagen are present at the International Literature Festival Dublin to guide you through their book You Are The Loveliest. Each one of these very special poems and illustrations explores the many different feelings we can have; from the good to the bad to the silly.