January #RivetingReviews: Dutch focus by West Camel

Dear Riveting Reviewers (and potential reviewers), 

To celebrate High Impact – Literature from the Low Countries,  the focus of the European Literature Network’s January #RivetingReviews will be Dutch literature.

The High Impact event will feature four superb titles: Dear Mr M by Herman Koch; the first Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories; Gerard Reve’s The Evenings; and Esther Gerritsen’s Roxy

We already have reviews of these covered. So, what we’d love from you are reviews of other Dutch books in translation. We’d prefer new books – published in English in the past year or so. So, if you’ve recently read something Dutch that you feel the English-speaking world needs to hear about, or you simply want to work out your own thoughts about a Dutch book, please put fingers to keyboard and write a #RivetingReview for us.  

Reviews can be as short as you like, but please try not to go too far over 500 words. We also like strong opinions at Eurolitnetwork, so please don’t be shy to be negative or positive in your reviews. 

Here are the ‘rules’ to guide you: http://eurolitnetwork.com/riveting-reviews-rules/ (please read them).

Please let us know as soon as you can whether you’d like to submit a review . 

The deadline to submit completed reviews is Monday 9th January for publication Monday 16th January.  

Dutch specialist, Aimee Hardy and I will be editing your reviews and sending back any changes we make for your approval, so please make sure you’re available during that week. 

Please email your review ideas and final reviews to me, West Camel at west@westcamel.net and to Aimee Hardy at aimeeahardy@gmail.com, cc’ing our Eurolitnetwork colleague, Anna Blasiak ([email protected]yahoo.co.ukin all of your emails.  

Many thanks for your help in making Eurolitnetwork a focus for serious and lively debate about European literature – particularly at this crucial time. Please spread the word about the website, as we’re always looking for more people to contribute reviews and blogs and to help us promote quality literature in translation. Many, many thanks for all your support and efforts. I look forward to reading some incisive reviews of some fascinating Dutch work. 

All the best

West Camel

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