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A Celebration of New Dutch Writing

Wednesday 9 October
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
6.30 - 7.30pm
£5 - includes glass of wine

An evening in the company of Dutch writers Eva Meijer and Bregje Hofstede, in conversation with Daniel Hahn.

Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter. She is the prize-winning author of three novels, which have been translated around the world. Bregje Hofstede is a novelist, journalist and art historian from Amsterdam. She is chair and founder of the feminist platform De Bovengrondse. During her residency in Norwich, Bregje will be working on her new novel, The Hadewych Solution.

Supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and New Dutch Writing.

£5 entry includes a glass of wine.

Part of our Meet the World series.

New Dutch Writing   Meet the World


About the writers

Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter. She is the prize-winning author of three novels, which have been translated around the world. Her novel Bird Cottage was published by Pushkin Press, translated into English by Antoinette Fawcett. Her non-fiction book, Animal Languages: The secret conversations of the natural world, will be published by John Murray in November 2019. Eva Meijer was awarded the Halewijn Prize in 2017 for all of the books she has written so far.

Bregje Hofstede is a novelist, journalist and art historian from Amsterdam. She is chair and founder of the feminist platform De Bovengrondse. During her residency in Norwich, Bregje will be working on her new novel, The Hadewych Solution. Bregje says, ‘The novel is about belonging and resistance to belonging to a larger whole, and about Europe. In Dragon Hall the interconnectedness of the British Isles and the European mainland can be clearly seen and felt. Dragon Hall was a trading centre, and Norwich itself bears the marks of a Dutch presence.’

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator, with some sixty books to his name. He writes non-fiction and translates fiction and children’s books. His work has won him the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the International Dublin Literary Award, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, among others. He is a former chair of the Society of Authors, the UK’s writers’ union, and on the board of a number of organisations that deal with literature and free expression.

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October 9, 2019 6:30 pm October 9, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London A Celebration of New Dutch Writing Writers' Centre Norwich –

An evening in the company of Dutch writers Eva Meijer and Bregje Hofstede, in conversation with Daniel Hahn. Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter. She is the prize-winning author of three novels, which have been translated around the world. Bregje Hofstede is a novelist, journalist and art historian from Amsterdam. She is chair […]

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