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Go Dutch! at the Free Word Centre

1 December 2009

Leaflet Go Dutch

Go Dutch!, a major new campaign to raise awareness of Dutch literature in translation has been launched with the backing of a number of UK publishers and Arts Council England. Developed by the Amsterdam-based Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature (NLPVF) and Midland Creative Projects (based in Birmingham), the initiative aims to raise the profile of individual contemporary Dutch writers and their books in the UK, as well as drawing attention to Dutch literature as a whole.

Working with a number of publishers including Harvill Secker, Portobello and Arcadia Books, Go Dutch! will highlight the work of eight authors all of whom are bestsellers in their native country. Between now and spring 2010 all the authors will be visiting the UK to take part in literary events around the country including festivals in Liverpool, Manchester, Durham, Ilkley, Birmingham and Essex. Some will be working directly with young British writers, for example with the Writing Squad in Yorkshire and on the University of Warwick’s Writing Programme. A taste of the authors’ writing will be showcased in a hundred-page sampler to be distributed up and down the country via readers’ groups, libraries, literary festivals and a selection of independent bookshops.

For more information about events in London and the UK visit the website of the NLPVF and the Free Word Centre.

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