Dutch Foundation for Literature
Netherlands Letterenfonds or Dutch Foundation For Literature has the task of supporting writers and translators, and of promoting Dutch literature abroad. It invests in the quality and diversity of literature through grants for writers, translators, publishers and festivals, and contributes to the production and distribution of Dutch and Frisian literature at home and abroad. With the support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, it aims to promote a thriving literary climate, embedded in literary history and attuned to the latest developments in the publishing industry. It holds events and runs Translators’ House Amsterdam.
In the past two decades, Dutch literature and the Dutch book have featured as the focal theme of organised literary events at many international book fairs, such as those in Frankfurt (1993), Barcelona (1995), Gothenburg (1997), London (1999), Tokyo (2000), Turin (2001), Paris (2003) and Beijing (2011). In 2016, the Netherlands and Flanders were the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.