Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016
13 OCTOBER 2016 by Jan Baeke With Flanders and the Netherlands appearing as Guests of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2016, Dutch language literature finds new grounds in the German literary landscape. More than 250 titles translated from Dutch to German in a mix of genres to include novels and short stories, books for children and teenagers, non-fiction, poetry, plays and graphic novels are published this year.

Malika Booker (United Kingdom, 1970)
By Bethany W. Pope for The Poetry Society Malika Booker is a British poet, performer and playwright of Grenadian and Guyanese heritage. Although Booker was born in the UK, she spent eleven years of her childhood living with her mother, father and two brothers  in Guyana. This time ignited her love of storytelling and the complex, deeply conflicted relationship she shared with her grandmother has really informed her written work. Her poetry is infused with a vibrant, dialectical rhythm and her energy in performance is remarkably substantial. Her debut stage show, Absolution, was commissioned jointly by the Austrian Cultural …

Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
(Ireland, 1958)
By Doireann Ní Ghríofa Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin is a teacher, poet, filmmaker and visual artist based in the west of Ireland. She was born in Dublin as Cathi Weldon, but upon moving to the Dingle Peninsula in 2003, she immersed herself in the language and Gaeltacht culture of her new home and took the Irish language version of her name. It was in this phase of her life, too, that she began to write poetry. Her destination is noteworthy in itself, as this peninsula holds famously fertile soil for Irish literature — it is ground which has nourished and borne the work of Ní …


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