This is what we share. That is the motto through which Flanders and the Netherlands presented themselves as the Guest of Honour of the Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2016. What is it they share? A language, a history and a rich literature and culture.
With Flanders and the Netherlands appearing as Guests of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2016, that year alone saw 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. To guide you around this abundance, we have asked a number of experts to contribute an essay each on the genre they know best and to introduce us to the authors, themes and distinctive features of Flanders and the Netherlands.