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Salomon Kroonenberg

Salomon Kroonenberg, Dutch writer

The Dutch programme at the International Book Fair in Beijing was cunn... >>> read more

Kai Kang

Kai Kang, Journalist China Reading Weekly

Dear Dutch publishers. The book fair is over. Perhaps you’ll now... >>> read more

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, Dutch illustrators

The days are full and long. We are incessantly bombarded with impressi... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

Arriving on the stand on the first day, I’d asked a Chinese visi... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

Big excitement today since we were finally meeting with Songyu from Fl... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

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Thomas Möhlmann

Thomas Möhlmann, Staff member Dutch Foundation for Literature

What an evening the poets and the approximately 200 onlookers present ... >>> read more

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, Dutch illustrators

It’s now the third day, and the first one with plenty of sun. Un... >>> read more

Kai Kang

Kai Kang, Journalist China Reading Weekly

What a great opportunity to learn about the Dutch literature for Chine... >>> read more

Salomon Kroonenberg

Salomon Kroonenberg, Dutch writer

A duck flies to and fro over the vast expanses of world ocean, despera... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

‘In the era of browsing, we provide reading.’ - Slogan see... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

The jewel in the crown of our collection of Arbeiderspers titles publi... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

The Chinese publishers I have met during the course of my career, the ... >>> read more

Salomon Kroonenberg

Salomon Kroonenberg, Dutch writer

I have so far never been to a book fair. Nor do I know what to imagine... >>> read more

Kai Kang

Kai Kang, Journalist China Reading Weekly

Since 2006, I began writing about the Netherlands’ performance a... >>> read more

Henk Pröpper

Henk Pröpper, Director Dutch Foundation for Literature

Now that the fair is just round the corner, this is perhaps the moment... >>> read more

Henk Pröpper

Henk Pröpper, Director Dutch Foundation for Literature

In two weeks’ time, the official opening of one of the largest b... >>> read more

Ramsey Nasr

Ramsey Nasr, Dutch poet

Ramsey Nasr (b. 1974, Rotterdam) is a poet and author, actor and direc... >>> read more


Workshops for children

During the BIBF 2011, various Dutch writers of children’s books and illustrators will give workshops to children. The picture-book creators transport the children off to the world of their books - they narrate stories, they draw the leading character in those stories, and they slowly create a book before the eyes of the children. Sometimes they devise new stories with the children. For the children, this is a fascinating acquaintance with an author and his work, and a stimulus to read books with pleasure. Primary schools from Beijing have been invited to participate in the workshop.

The workshops will be given by:

  • Annemarie van Haeringen, author and illustrator of Een kleine ezel (A Small Donkey), published by Hunan: on Friday 2 September in the Dutch Pavilion (E02.A02) at the Book Fair, and on Sunday 4 September in The Bookworm, along with illustrator Sieb Posthuma.
  • Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, writers of Ophelia and Een gat in mijn emmer (A Hole in my Bucket), published by Tomorrow Publishing House: on Wednesday 31 August in The Bookworm in the Yin Yang Center, and on Friday 2 September in the Dutch Pavilion (E02.A02) at the Book Fair.
  • Princess Laurentien of Orange and Sieb Posthuma, respectively the author and illustrator of Mr Finney en de wereld op zijn kop (Mr Finney and the Upside-down World), published by 21st Century Press, will give a joint workshop on Thursday 1 September in the Dutch Pavilion (E02.A02) at the Book Fair.
  • Hans Hagen, author of Jij bent de liefste (You’re the Dearest), published by Beijing Yuanliu Classic Culture: on Thursday 1 September in the Dutch Pavilion (E02.A02) at the Book Fair.