We host an annual Dutch Writer in Residence programme. The scheme engages with students as well as staff, and actively contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
The scheme is funded by the Nederlands Letterenfonds (Amsterdam). It allows a Dutch or a Flemish writer, whose work has been translated into English, to spend up to six weeks at UCL, on an annual basis.
The department is also the editorial base for the long-standing and award-winning international research journal on interdisciplinary Low Countries Studies, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies.
Writer in Residence 2022-23
Past Writers in Residence
- 2021/22 Rashif El-Kaoui
- 2019/20: Fikry El Azzouzi
- 2018/19: Lisa Weeda (in collaboration with Huis de Buren in Brussels)
- 2017/18: Maarten van der Graaff (in collaboration with citybooks.eu)
- 2016/17: Carmien Michels
- 2014/15: Maud Vanhauwaert
- 2013/14: Wim Brands
- 2011/12: Abdelkader Benali
- 2010/11: Joost Zwagerman
- 2009/10: Gerbrand Bakker
- 2008/09: Isabel Hoving
- 2007/08: Kader Abdolah
- 2006/07: Pieter Frans Thomése
- 2005/06: Thomas Rosenboom
- 2004/05: Hafid Bouazza, pictured above on a literary evening in the Haldane Room on 13 December 2004.
Former Writers in Residence have included such acclaimed authors as: J. Bernlef, Marcel Möring, Leo Pleysier, H. C. ten Berge, Arnon Grunberg, Frank Martinus Arion, Tessa de Loo, Hans Maarten van den Brink, Helga Ruebsamen, and Arthur Japin.