Dutch Children's book authors and illustrators at London festival

Meet authors and illustrators of Dutch children's books at the London Southbank Centre on 18 and 19 February 2020. At Imagine Children's Festival, Annet Schaap reads from the English translation of her book 'Lampie and the Children of the Sea', Edward van de Vendel reads poems from his collection 'Super Guppy', and Gert Jan Pos gives children picture book workshops. Children can design their own picture book cover, which can be printed on the spot, using a risograph.

New Dutch Writing campaign in the United Kingdom

New Dutch Writing: a campaign to promote translated Dutch literature in the United Kingdom

New Dutch Writing campaign in the UK

The workshops and presentations by Schaap, Van de Vendel and Pos are made possible with support from the Dutch Fund for Literature and literary events agency Modern Culture. The Dutch presence at Imagine Children's Festival is part of the 2020 New Dutch Writing campaign, set up to promote translated Dutch books in the UK and Ireland.

All UK events aimed at promoting Dutch authors - and the literary translators they work with - are announced on newdutchwriting.co.uk, so keep checking that website for updates. The campaign runs until the end of 2020.

Contact the Dutch Embassy in the UK

For questions or remarks about literary events in the UK aimed at promoting Dutch literature, please contact us on LON-PPC@minbuza.nl.