It’s always exciting to see which Dutch & Flemish bestsellers get picked up abroad, and two of the biggest literary hits of recent years, Congo and Bonita Avenue, will appear in English in the next couple of weeks. In America, Aline Sax’s The War within these Walls won the Jewish Book Award and a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Award. Seagull Books have released a collection of Cees Nooteboom’s poetry and there are new novels by Dimitri Verhulst, Kader Abdolah and Otto de Kat.
See below for the full list of recent publications.
Books are listed by genre, with our choice of key titles at the top and the rest of our selection in alphabetical order by author. We have included a link to the publisher’s Dutch and Belgian distributor if we have it.
Abdolah, Kader. The King, translated by Nancy Forest-Flier. Canongate, 2014. Translation of De koning. firstname.lastname@example.org
Buwalda, Peter. Bonita Avenue, translated by Jonathan Reeder. Pushkin Press. PB. FORTHCOMING, April, 2014. Orders: email@example.com
Verhulst, Dimitri. Christ’s Entry into Brussels, translated by David Colmer. Portobello Books, 2014. PB. Translation of De intrede van Christus in Brussel. Orders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspe, Pieter. The Midas Murders, translated by Brian Doyle. Pegasus Books; Open Road Integrated Media, 2013. Translation of De midasmoorden.
Kat, Otto de. News from Berlin, translated by Ina Rilke. MacLehose Press, 2014. HB. Translation of Bericht uit Berlijn. Orders: Lottie.email@example.com
Children’s and Young Adult
Prins, Marcel & Steenhuis, Peter Henk. Hidden Like Anne Frank, translated by Laura Watkinson. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2014. HB. Translation of Ondergedoken als Anne Frank.
Tellegen, Toon. A Great and Complicated Adventure, translated by Martin Cleaver. Boxer Books, 2013. HB. Translation of Bijna iedereen kon omvallen.
Lindelauf, Benny. Nine Open Arms, translated by John Nieuwenhuizen. Enchanted Lion Books, 2014. HB. Translation of Negen open armen.
Mortier, Tine. Illustrations, Vermeire, Kaatje. Maia and What Matters, translated by David Colmer. Book Island, 2013. HB. Translation of Mare en de dingen. Orders:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sax, Aline. The War within these Walls, translated by Laura Watkinson. Eerdmans, 2013. HB. Translation of De kleuren van het ghetto. Orders:email@example.com
Nooteboom, Cees. Light Everywhere, translated by David Colmer. Selected poems. Seagull Books, 2014. HB. Orders: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/L/bo18088990.html
Graphic Novels, Comics, Cartoons
Stok, Barbara. Vincent, translated by Laura Watkinson. SelfMadeHero, 2014.PB. Orders: http://www.selfmadehero.com/contact.php
Reybrouck, David van. Congo, translated by Sam Garrett. Ecco Press, 2014. HB.
Swaab, Dick. We Are Our Brains, translated by Jane Hedley-Prole. Spiegel & Grau, 2014. HB. Translation of Wij zijn ons brein.
Groot, Laurens de. Hunting the Hunters, translated by Laura Vroomen. Bloomsbury, 2014. PB. Translation of Jacht op de jagers.