Writersblog

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


BIBF


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Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF)
New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC)
No. 88, Yuxiang Road
Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone
Shunyi District
Beijing
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Programme

Wed 31 August

Time: 11.30 am Venue: BIBF

Opening exhibition Robert van Gulik - the Dutch Mandarin

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Thomas van Gulik opens the exhibition entitled The Dutch Mandarin with a lecture on the work and life of his father, the Dutch diplomat, author and Sinologist Robert van Gulik.... >>>> read more

Wed 31 August

Time: 13.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Book launch: Writers See More

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Twenty-two writers were requested to write a short story inspired by one of the highlights of the collection of 17th-century paintings of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The result is the marvellous Writers See... >>>> read more

Wed 31 August

Time: 02.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Kai Kang in conversation with Salomon Kroonenberg and Sander Bais

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Salomon Kroonenberg, geologist, and Sander Bais, theoretical physicist, are two writers who make complex scientific processes and theories accessible to a general reading public by successfully establishing links between art and culture. Kai... >>>> read more

Wed 31 August

Time: 03.30 pm Venue: BIBF

In Europe - Prof. Zhang Ning in conversation with Geert Mak

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Geert Mak spent a year travelling through Europe, tracing the history of the continent from Verdun to Berlin, Saint Petersburg to Auschwitz. He set off focusing on one question in particular: what was... >>>> read more

Thu 1 September

Time: 01.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Pan Jun talks to Fik Meijer and Herman Pleij

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Fik Meijer is a much-read and lauded author of countless articles and books on classical antiquity. Gladiators and Emperors Do Not Die In Bed are his most recent books in Chinese translation. Herman... >>>> read more

Thu 1 September

Time: 01.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Tim Enthoven and Hanco Kolk

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Hanco Kolk and Tim Enthoven will work in Beijing in conjunction with Chinese comic-strip artists and animators, including Sun Xu, Chen Xi and Wang Haiyang. The artists will work jointly in a studio... >>>> read more

Thu 1 September

Time: 2.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Book Launch The Walker by Adriaan van Dis

BIBF, E01.A08 Book Launch The Walker by Adriaan van Dis... >>>> read more

Thu 1 September

Time: 02.00 pm Venue: BIBF

The letters of Vincent van Gogh

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 With Alex Rüger, Leo Jansen, Robbert Dijkgraaf Vincent van Gogh was not only a pioneering painter but also a fervent letter writer. His surviving letters are an account of Van Gogh’s quest for... >>>> read more

Thu 1 September

Time: 03.30 pm Venue: BIBF

Fang Xuxiao interviews Midas Dekkers

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 In Physical Exercise, his first title in Chinese translation, biologist Midas Dekkers concentrates his fire on the contemporary cult of fitness. All those hours spent in gyms and sports clubs he sees as... >>>> read more

Fri 2 September

Time: 10.00 am Venue: BIBF

Book launch Dick Swaab We are our Brain

Digital Activity Centre, BIBF Book launch Dick Swaab We are our Brain... >>>> read more

Fri 2 September

Time: 11:00 am Venue: BIBF

HRH Laurentien of the Netherlands - Lecture

Sustainability: a dialogue across generations “What we do now, impacts our common future. Putting sustainability into practice requires a fresh look at the way we travel, produce and consume goods, and do business. We all have a role to play... >>>> read more

Fri 2 September

Time: 02.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Xu Zechen in conversation with Margriet de Moor

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 This event brings two acclaimed authors of Chinese and Dutch literature together on stage: Xu Zechen and Margriet de Moor. Both have gained an international readership with their refined and subtle storytelling. Margriet... >>>> read more

Fri 2 September

Time: 03.30 pm Venue: BIBF

Zhu Wen in conversation with Herman Koch

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 How far can a parent go in protecting his or her child, knowing that this child has perpetrated a terrible crime. This complex moral question is the focus of Herman Koch’s international bestseller... >>>> read more

Sat 3 September

Time: 10.00 am Venue: BIBF

Zhang Xiaohong interviews A Lai and Kader Abdolah

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 The much-honoured writer A Lai has been praised for his lyrical style and his stories deeply rooted in Tibetan culture. The Iranian-Dutch author Kader Abdolah has also received international praise for his poetic... >>>> read more

Sat 3 September

Time: 11.30 am Venue: BIBF

Leonard Blussé discusses Bitter's Bride

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Leonard Blussé (born in Rotterdam on 23 July 1946) is a Dutch Sinologist and historian concerned with the field of Asian-European relations. His book Bitters bruid (Bitter’s Bride), which Blussé will discuss at... >>>> read more

Sat 3 September

Time: 11.30 am Venue: BIBF

Liu Zhenyun in conversation with Gerbrand Bakker

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 The landscape and rural life play an important role in the work of Liu Zhenyun and Gerbrand Bakker. They discuss these and other shared themes on the basis of the appearance of Bakker’s... >>>> read more

Sat 3 September

Time: 01.00 pm Venue: BIBF

J. Bernlef and Xu Zechen in conversation

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 The writer and poet J. Bernlef is known for his terse style and the refined psychology by means of which his characters are drawn. Bernlef’s best-known novel is Hersenschimmen (Out of Mind), about... >>>> read more

Sat 3 September

Time: 02.00 pm Venue: BIBF

Anna Enquist discusses The Masterpiece with Xu Kun

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Anna Enquist, whose The Masterpiece recently appeared in Chinese translation from Shanghai Literature and Arts, draws inspiration for their literary work from music and the visual arts. Enquist will discuss literature and the... >>>> read more

Sat 3 September

Time: 03.30 pm Venue: BIBF

Murong Xuecun talks with Adriaan van Dis

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Murong Xuecun’s work generally concern relationships between young men and women in modern urban China. He is a writer with a reputation for describing the changes of personality that his characters suffer under... >>>> read more

Sun 4 September

Time: 10.00 am Venue: BIBF

Lecture Dick Swaab We are our Brain

Auditorium of the Dutch Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 Lecture Dick Swaab We are our Brain... >>>> read more

Sun 4 September

Time: 11.00 am Venue: BIBF

Zhang Xiaohong in conversation with Douwe Draaisma

Auditorium of the Netherlands Pavilion, BIBF, E02.A02 With four titles translated into Chinese, psychology professor Douwe Draaisma is one of the best-read Dutch authors in China. That will come as no surprise, in view of the fact that his work... >>>> read more