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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

The traffic in Beijing is horrendous, I’m sure the other blogger... >>> read more

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


Prometheus/Bert Bakker

Prometheus/Bert Bakker

Prometheus/Bert Bakker is the biggest independent literary publishing house in the Netherlands.

Bert Bakker, an old publishing house from the 1940’s, and Prometheus were merged in 1989. Besides a wide variety of literary fiction, it publishes non-fiction of high quality. Each year, approximately 200 new titles are published. It’s one of the few independent publishing houses in the Dutch book world. Publisher and owner Mai Spijkers runs it from an office on canal Herengracht in Amsterdam.
The Bert Bakker list consists mainly of profound and prestigious non-fiction. Topics of all kinds are explored by leading scientists. In particular, the disciplines of history, politics and social sciences are well represented. Authors in the fund are among Stephen Hawking, Robin Lane Fox, John Julius Norwich and Rory Stewart.
The Prometheus list contains mostly literary fiction: prose and poetry from home and abroad. Major Dutch authors such as Tim Krabbé, Connie Palmen, and Tom Lanoye, but also foreign authors such as Umberto Eco, Tom Wolfe , Michael Cunningham, Doris Lessing, Sandro Veronesi, Helen Fielding, Zadie Smith and Jonathan Franzen have contributed to the impressive reputation of the publishing house.

Website: www.uitgeverijprometheus.nl

Contact: mr Mai Spijkers: info@pbo.nl

Dutch publishers and fellow organisations at the Beijing Book Fair 2011