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25 Aug
Marije Tolman at Edinburgh Book Festival

Crafting Characters with Marije Tolman at Edinburgh Book Festival

16 Jul
Movies Showing Nowhere: Yorick Goldewijck

Movies Showing Nowhere: Yorick Goldewijck at West Cork Literature Festival

18 May

Annet Schaap at International Literature Festival Dublin

23 Mar
Bette Westera at Wigtown Book Festival

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

23 Sep
Popcorn Bob at Wigtown Book Festival

Author Maranke Rinck and illustrator Martijn van der Linden introduce Popcorn Bob. Play the Big Popcorn Bob quiz and taste crazy popcorn flavours.

14 Aug 23
Anna Woltz & David Colmer: Woltzing Around the World with Tess

Anna Woltz & David Colmer at Edinburgh International Book Festival, talking about My Especially Weird Week with Tess. 

29 May
Anna Woltz and David Colmer at Hay Festival

Explore friendship and what really matters in families with author Anna Woltz and translator David Colmer as they discuss this funny and heartwarming novel featuring 12-year-old Tess and her friend Sam, on a mission to find a missing dad.

27 May
Where Do Bears Do Their Business

Bear does his business in the loo, just like you! But the queue is getting longer by the minute...

26 May
In The Queue for the Loo with Harmen Van Straaten & Laura Watkinson

Who’s in the loo? Find out with illustrator Harmen Van Straaten and Laura Watkinson!

4 July
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.


Sanne Vliegenthart dives into Dutch reading culture

Here, you can find all of Sanne Vliegenthart's videos and posts.

Women in Translation Month

August is Women in Translation Month and we thought we would round up the month with highlighting not only some of the extraordinary Dutch women authors available in translation, but also books that women translators have brought to us, by rendering them so beautifully into English.

New Dutch Writing Translator in Residence

The New Dutch Writing Translator in Residence is an innovative, peripatetic residency for an emerging translator running from October 2019 to November 2020. Our Translator in Residence for this period is Alice Tetley-Paul. The Residency will bring the power of translation to wide ranging audiences, focusing on Dutch Literature in translation, alongside the wider New Dutch Writing campaign. 


My Especially Weird Week with Tess

10-year-old Sam is spending the holidays with his family on the Dutch island of Texel, but no one is having fun. His older brother has broken his ankle; his mum is plagued by migraines; and the morbidly imaginative Sam decides to prepare for the day his family might die by…

The Days of Bluegrass Love

Tycho Zeling is drifting through his life. Everything in it – school, friends, girls, plans for the future – just kind of … happens. Like a movie he presses play on, but doesn’t direct. So Tycho decides to break away from everything. He flies to America to spend his summer…

You Are The Loveliest

Sometimes our feelings are so big, our dreams and our worries so wide, that we can’t find the words to express them. How much love we feel; what a new sibling will bring; exactly what it’s like to take a hard tumble, or to want the sun to shine on…

Ironhead, or, Once A Young Lady

Stans is eighteen and far too mouthy for a girl. Her younger brother Pier is a sanctimonious swot who, acting as a chaperone, desperately tries to keep his sister under control. Their father is an inventor with money problems, and in Ghent in 1808 a daughter is the perfect collateral…

Popcorn Bob

Ellis loves popcorn. Who doesn’t? But one day her school goes on a healthy eating campaign and her dads decide to follow suit, banning all snack foods from their house, including popcorn. Unfair. Ellis has got to get around that edict, so one night she pops a bag of popcorn…

I Wish

In thirty-three delightful poems by Toon Tellegen, paired with luminous portraits by Ingrid Godon, children wish for courage, a sudden miracle, an extremely unusual pet, or the ability to become a song, hummed by all those in love. I Wish pairs poems with a gallery of portraits inspired by old-fashioned…

I’ve got a Great Big Tractor

Hippo, pigs Oink and Oink, Elephant, Rhino, Mouse and Tiger all participate in the big race for the gold cup. They all brag. And they all laugh at Rijk and his tractor… Who will win the cup? I’ve Got a Great Big Tractor is a hilarious picture book in rhyme…

What Ollie Saw

Ollie doesn’t see things the same way everybody else does (and he certainly doesn’t see things the same way his older sister does). Instead of cars in traffic, Ollie sees a circus parade. Instead of cows grazing in a field, Ollie sees deadly bison with sharp horns and hooves. And…

Palm Trees at the North Pole

In Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change, Marc ter Horst tells his readers everything they need to know about climate change. It’s a story filled with volcanoes, mammoths and steam engines. And with brave scientists drilling deep into the ice to prove that climate…

Where is the Dragon?

The king has seen a dragon and is afraid to go to bed before his three bravest knights have slain it. But where does the dragon hide in the dark? The three knights are undaunted, convinced they will soon find him. But it is not as easy as they had…