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 Oplages, nominaties voor prijzen etc.

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‘Mooie quotes.’ Vrij Nederland ‘Ondanks de heikele kwesties die ’t Hart in haar karakter blootlegt, is het een liefdevol portret van een moeder met bizarre trekjes.’ De Morgen

Original title Godin, held

‘Verrassend liefdevol. Een prachtboek.’ HP de Tijd

Novel | 274 pages |Querido

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was Amerika, dat bekroond werd met de bng Nieuwe Literatuurprijs en de F. Bordewijkprijs.

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LITERARY FICTION

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New addition: New addition:  Q U E R I D O F O S F O R NEW ADDITION

As of the 1st of January 2017 publishing house Fosfor has joined As of the 1st of May publishing Geus hasplatform joined for the Singel Publishers as Querido house Fosfor.De The digital Singel Publishers. Established in longreads 1983, De Geus publishes both best journalistic e-books and will be expanded. Querido important international authors, among of them Nobel Prize, Fosfor will also publish print editions twentieth century Prixclassics Goncourt Booker Prize winners, as well as established andand works by established and new journalistic talent. Dutch and Flemish authors.

Frank Westerman Jeroen van Bergeijk Rights represented by 2 Seas Agency Love, Suffer, Resolve –

Pumps – By the maestro of

Journalist, writer and founder

reporting * Fifteen stories on the feasibility of the

* Pilgrimage to Santiago de

Netherlands * One of the most Thirty Days – Belgian novelist translated Dutch authors * who also writes short stories, ‘The name Frank Westerman essays, plays and screenplays represents a new kind of * Translated in 22 countries literature.’ FAZ * Nominated for prestigious

Compostella * Recognizable Bot – Highly acclaimed for men with a midlife crisis (or author, whose work has their wives) been compared to that of

literary prizes * Over 25,000

Ridpath * Three-time winner

John Grisham, Michael Crichton and Michael

copies sold * English and

of the Golden Noose * Over

French rights sold * English

15,000 copies sold * English

translation available

sample available

Anneloes Timmerije & Charles den Tex

Elfie Tromp

Renate Dorrestein © Frank Ruiteer

Underdog – Writer of

Finding Her – Based on a true

novels, columns and plays

WW II love story * Timmerije is

* Nominated for the BNG

As of the 1st of January 2017 publishing house Querido publishes Literature Prize 2015 and the fifteen backlist titles by Renate Dorrestein. All titles will remain in author of historical non-fiction Dioraphte Literature Prize 2016 This Spring Querido will also publish twosharp new collections by a major thriller formulations, * Den Tex isprint. * ‘Sneaky Dorrestein, Prize for her author whose books sold overwho received the Annie Romein tragicomic sentences youoeuvre. Over 25,000 1,2 million copies won’t find with anyone else.’ * Her books are translated in fifteen languages. a journalist and award-winning

copies sold * English rights sold

NRC

* English translation available

sample available

A Heart of Stone – Over 200,000 copies sold * The White Raven – Two-time Translated in 13 languages winner of theNominated Golden Noose for the IMPAC * A Sleepless * Previous book Dublin Literary Award

Handelsblad * English

Esther Gerritsen

The Heavenly Repast – ‘A tightly structured, Brother – Gerritsen wasexciting novel.’ literary and awarded theHumo Frans Kellendonk * ‘The Heavenly Prize for herRepast oeuvreis inwritten 2014 * in a

Summer was nominated for 2002 * ‘A triumph.’ Kirkus the Crimezone Best Thriller Book Reviews

Gift of the Dutch Book Week It’s a smooth language.

Award and its film rights were

writes * ‘Esther Gerritsen unexpected twists and

sold * ‘Very few Dutch thriller

witty, raw novels human turns.’about De Standaard

authors are able to touch his

shortcomings.’ de Volkskrant

authorship.’ Trouw

2016, printed at 700,000 familiar story,copies but full of

* German and French rights sold

FICTION

Bram Dehouck

of publishing house Fosfor

Charles den Tex

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Annelies Verbeke

In the Land of the Nodding


 Based on a true story  Previous novel La Superba won the Libris Literature Prize and sold over 75,000 copies  ‘Peachez is already the most romantic book of the year.’ **** de Volkskrant

LITERARY FICTION

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer Peachez, A Romance Peachez, A Romance is based on the true story of a professor in the United States who fell in love with a photo model he met while surfing the internet. He develops a transcendent love for her, which starts to mess up his life. Eventually his love turns out to be based on a fantasy. But isn’t that true for every love relationship? Peachez, A Romance covers the modern phenomena of catfishing as well as the eternal theme of searching for happiness in love. But it is also a philosophical novel that reads like a thriller.

‘Pfeijffer dances with reality and fiction.’ Het Parool ‘A clever and funny variation on Ovidius’ Pygmalionstory, in which a sculptor’s perfect woman is brought to life.’ De Groene Amsterdammer ‘In Peachez, A Romance, Cupid is beaten up with a pair of velvet boxing-gloves.’ De Standaard

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (1968)

Original title Peachez, een romance Novel | 176 pages | De Arbeiderspers

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writes novels, stories, poems, columns, essays, theatre plays and lyrics. He has lived and worked in Genoa for many © Stephan Vanfleteren

years. He is highly praised for both his poetry and his novels. La Superba won the Libris Literature prize in 2014 and was published in the United States (Deep Vellum) and Germany (Aufbau).

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 An equally hilarious and haunting novel  ‘Kees ’t Hart delivers yet another successful comedy.’ **** de Volkskrant

LITERARY FICTION

Kees ’t Hart Reciprocal Neighbourhood nuisance isn’t much fun for anyone. Vandals leave graffiti on walls, neighbours cause noisy disturbance after midnight and artists burn up dangerously large piles of wood on the schoolyard beyond the house. But what can you do? Not much, because the police are too busy with more serious matters. A big city couple decides to join an organisation that seems to have found the solution. Every member of the organisation, which is called Reciprocal for that reason, has to help in the prevention of nuisance. The couple becomes more and more entangled in matters they don’t want to be part of. But is it possible to get rid of Reciprocal again? ‘Hilarious, topical satire on the complaining, assertive citizen. No Dutch author has mastered this genre like Kees ’t Hart.’ Trouw ‘This book turns into a realistic nightmare, dealing with bullying, nuicanse and a maffia-like neighbourhood watch.’ **** NRC Handelsblad

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Kees ’t Hart

Original title Wederzijds Novel | 224 pages | Querido

(1944) writes

novels, essays, stories and poems. Hotel Vertigo came out in 2012 and was highly

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praised, making the longlist for the Libris

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Literature Prize, the AKO Literature Prize

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and the Gouden Boekenuil. His last novel Teatro Olimpico sold over 7,500 copies and was nominated for the Gouden Boekenuil and the Libris Literature Prize.


 Melancholic novel on love, loss and the power of memories  Author of the Essay of the Philosophy Month 2017 Melancholia in Times of Turmoil  Over 130,000 copies of her books were sold to date

LITERARY FICTION

J.J. Hermsen Rivers Never Return Ella Theisseling travels all across France towards her final destination, the river where she spent all her childhood vacations. She wants to process the death of her father, but also contemplate her childhood, her first loves and the events that have determined the course of her life. Due to some unexpected encounters she travels on South, where she comes to her senses in a small highland town and life starts anew.

On Walking Wounded: ‘Hermsen is one of the best Dutch writers of modern times and Walking Wounded is proof of that.’ Tzum ‘Philosophy and literature are intertwined in a convincing and harmonious way. Literature with a capital L.’ Literair Nederland

J.J. Hermsen

Original title Rivieren keren nooit terug Novel | 320 pages | De Arbeiderspers

(1961) is an award-winning

novelist and philosopher. She made her debut in 1998 with The Lady Sacrifice, after which her novels

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Double Darkness, The Profile, So It’s Love (nominated

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for the Libris Literature Prize) and Walking Wounded

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© Koos Breukel

were published. She also wrote the very successful essay collections Time on Our Side (winner of the Jan Hanlo Essay Prize) and Kairos (nominated for the Socrates Best Philosophy Book of the Year Prize).

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 An outsider looking at the world around him  Robert Anker proves that a novel can be historical and modern at the same time

LITERARY FICTION

Robert Anker In This World In This World takes place between 1467 and 1500, beginning and ending in Ghent, Belgium. The novel opens with the image of the arrival of the new Duke, Charles the Bold, violently colliding with the return of the procession of the Holy Livinus. Within this turmoil, the book addresses a wealthy citizen who is diagnosed with leprosy, which means he is radically banished from society, ‘dead to the world but alive to God’. The beginning of a vagabond life, though it isn’t always clear if the leper is the protagonist in the countless wondrous and thrilling adventures that take place. ‘In his last novel the recently deceased Robert Anker shows above all what a writer can do.’ **** de Volkskrant ‘This book could have been hundreds of pages longer.’ ***** NRC Handelsblad ‘This last novel by Robert Anker is a poignant farewell.’ ***** Het Parool

Robert Anker

Original title In de wereld Novel | 416 pages | Querido

(1946-2017)

wrote novels, poetry and stories. His work was awarded the Jan Campert Prize, the Herman Gorter Prize and the Libris Literature Prize. © Koos Breukel

His bestseller Hajar and Daan and the highly praised War Dog, Foam and The Forgiver were well received by press and public alike.

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 ‘One of the most talented authors of his generation.’ Het Parool  A novel like a string quartet. Compelling and intimate. Intense and polyphonic  Longlisted for the Libris Literature Prize 2017

LITERARY FICTION

Christiaan Weijts A Dissonant Season The entanglements in a mysterious summer class of conservatory students end in a sudden drama, leaving its traces for years on end. The charismatic leader, a renowned composer at the time, now drives a taxi. And one of the violinists struggles with a mysterious illness. In the corridors of the Paris underground he falls under the spell of a viola player, who turns his musical career around. Especially when they audition together to play on board of a replica of the Titanic, traveling along the shores of a confused Europe.

‘He clearly knows what he’s doing. A Dissonant Season is craftsmanship.’ NRC Handelsblad ‘A Dissonant Season is a rich, classic novel, reminiscent of masters like Thomas Mann and Simon Vestdijk, far removed from all popular

Original title Het valse seizoen

philandering.’ Trouw

Novel | 512 pages | De Arbeiderspers

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Christiaan Weijts

(1976)

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is a writer and freelance journalist. He won the Gouden Ezelsoor and the Anton Wachter Prize for his debut

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novel, Art. 285b. His novel Euphoria

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(2012) earned him the BNG New Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the Libris Literature Prize.

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 Leaving Las Vegas meets Notes on a Scandal  A Female Bukowski  Uncompromising debut  ‘Prose with balls.’ – de Volkskrant

LITERARY FICTION

Stella Bergsma Pussy Album Eva van Liere, 37, teacher, woman, poetry lover, junkie. She loves life desperately, but the feeling isn’t mutual. She lost her relationship and her job because she had an affair with a student. She cannot remember whether it happened because of who she is, or whether she became who she is because of all that happened. Word fetishist, misanthrope, liquorlicker. Beware: she fucks back, makes cunt imprints on your new couch and screams her name from the rooftops. And yes, her life derails completely. And yes, she starts an affair with the student anyway. Maybe his love could save her. Or is Eva a fallen woman who will never get back on her feet? Who never wants to get back on her feet?

‘The kind of existential despair Madame Bovary and Anne Karenina would envy.’ Humo ‘A feverish, well-written story.’ Trouw Original title Pussy Album

‘Charged, original word art.’ – Vrij Nederland

© Koos Breukel

Stella Bergsma is a

Novel | 288 pages | Nijgh & Van Ditmar

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writer, columnist, poet and lead singer of a band. In 2013 her collection Cupcakes, with poetry and lyrics, was published and last year she translated poetry by Charles Bukowski. She writes columns for de Volkskrant on sex and other uncomfortable issues.

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 Brutal and expressive: an entire life in a childhood

LLI ITTE E RA RR AYR Y N OFNI -CFTI CI T OIN ON

Henk van Straten

We Don’t Say Half-Brother Here Van Straten grew up with three older half-brothers, his stepfather and mother, the latter accompanying him to visit his father. He always figured his stepfather would rather be rid of him, while his mother, caught between two men, was in a constant somber mood and left for Curacao when he was fifteen. His brothers were his brothers, but then again not really. We Don’t Say Half-Brother Here is the humorous, poignant, but loving story about a child that felt he should be happy all the time and later, as a teenager, used drugs in his room and got involved in punk culture. Van Straten calls it ‘an ordinary childhood, just as my life is an ordinary life’. But this is not ‘just an ordinary book’. With sharp and emotional observations Van Straten shows us the heartbreaking, funny memories of the life of a boy who struggled with identity, love and masculinity. On Praying and Falling: ‘An intense experience.’ NRC Handelsblad Original title Wij zeggen hier niet halfbroer

‘Stunning.’ **** Het Parool

Memoir | 240 pages | Nijgh & Van Ditmar

© Koos Breukel

Henk van Straten (1980) is the author of five novels and a children’s book, was nominated three times for the BNG New Literature Prize and was on the longlist for the Libris Literature Prize. He writes a column, as well as articles and short stories for a number of magazines. In 2016 the monumental novel Praying and Falling was published, called ‘Stunning’ by Het Parool.

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 Number 1 bestseller, over 160,000 copies sold  By the uncrowned queen of literary non-fiction  ‘A heartwarming book.’ de Volkskrant

L ILTI ETREARRAYRN YO F NI- C F ITCITOI O NN

Annejet van der Zijl The American Princess On 13 April 1927, Allene Tew boarded the Mauretania in the harbour of New York. She was leaving behind everything she’d ever dreamed of as a young country girl – fame, fortune, motherhood and the love of her life. She’d lost almost everything. Tew was known as ‘the richest and saddest widow in town’, but she had a whole new life ahead of her: a family, a future as a real princess, Russian countess and godmother of the Dutch queen Beatrix. The American Princess is a reconstruction of a fascinating life, set in America and Europe, Victorian and modern times, industrial and Russian revolutions and two World Wars. But above all it’s the personal story of an exceptional woman who had the courage to follow her own, inimitable path to the bitter end.

‘With The American Princess, the Dutch ‘queen of literary

Original title De Amerikaanse prinses

non-fiction’ has outdone herself.’ ***** NRC Handelsblad

Literary non-fiction | 280 pages | illustrated | Querido

© Anja van Wijgerden

Annejet van der Zijl has

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written several bestselling titles since 1998. 2004 saw the publication of Sonny Boy, of

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which more than 600,000 copies have been sold in the Netherlands alone. The book has

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been published in many languages and has

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been made into a hugely successful major

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movie. The American Princess was shortlisted for the Libris History Prize 2016.


 The third part of the triptych after Paul the Apostle and Jesus  The first two books sold over 50,000 copies  ‘A thrilling quest for historic truth.’ **** Trouw

LN I TOENR-AF RI C Y T FI IOCNT I O N

Fik Meijer Peter the Apostle. Student, Teacher, Myth Peter was Jesus’ leading disciple, but what do we really know about him? Fik Meijer follows Peter through the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. The fisherman from Capernaum seems destined for a great career in Jesus’ movement, but first he has to evolve – through trial and error. His weaknesses emerge, his faith repeatedly falls short. Yet after the crucifixion of Jesus he becomes the leader of the congregation in Jerusalem. Then he disappears. The Acts focus on Paul from there on. What happened to Peter? Did he preach in Jerusalem, Corinth, Babylon or Rome? At the beginning of the second century stories were told that point to the latter. The tradition was formed that Peter died in Rome and was buried in the Vatican. Also he is said to have been the first bishop of Rome. The current pope sits on the Sedes Petri, the chair of Peter. By analysing the most important texts from the beginning of the second century Fik Meijer tries to distinguish fact from fiction.

Fik Meijer

Original title Petrus. Leerling, leraar, mythe Non-fiction | 276 pages | Athenaeum—Polak & Van Gennep

(1942) is the

widely read and highly praised

Fik Meijer’s books have been published in 15 countries

author of numerous books and

© Erik van ’t Woud

articles on ancient history. Over

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75,000 copies of his books were

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sold. He is in high demand as a

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guest on radio and television for his knowledge about maritime history.


 How to survive menopause  Prose debut for adults by award-winning children’s books author

NON-FICTION

Francine Oomen Riding the Wave. A Journal of Change Puberty, pregnancy: hundreds of books have been written about these great hormonal shuffles in a woman’s life. As author of the How to Survive…– series, which helped thousands of teenagers through a difficult time, Francine Oomen knows what she is talking about. But menopause, the third hormonal shuffle, has never truly been on the map. So when Oomen experienced this first-hand, she was more or less ambushed by the symptoms, from brain blubber to mood swings and sagging in multiple parts. The greatest challenge was perhaps the inner battle with self guilt and performance pressure. Her difficult struggle has led to this magnificent graphic memoir. Informative, aesthetically pleasing, comforting, confronting and hilarious, a book that documents a personal struggle and opens our eyes to a social issue. We can stop hiding the discomforts of menopause or covering it up with things like hormonal therapy – for everyone’s sake.

Original title Oomen stroomt over Graphic Novel | 232 pages | Nijgh & Van Ditmar

© Gerlinde de Geus

Francine Oomen (1960) is a writer, illustrator en

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designer. She started designing, writing and illustrating children’s books in 1990. Her big breakthrough came with the award-winning How to Survive… -series. Her books have been translated in 12 languages.

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 On wolf and men  By the winner of the AKO literature prize 2003, and the Libris History Prize 2014  His previous book sold over 40.000 copies

NON-FICTION

Dik van der Meulen The Children of the Night The relationship between wolf and mankind has always been paradoxical. The wolf, comrade in prehistory and forefather of all dogs, evolved into the devil in person after antiquity, For centuries it has been combatted by all means at hand – until a recent reversal. Nowadays, more and more people call the wolf ‘the crown on modern nature policy’. The Children of the Night is the account of the search for the wild wolf ánd for the wolf in man – with unexpected results. Aside from a symbol of cruelty and gluttony the wolf proves to be the symbol of mystical powers and sexual primal instincts; an animal that besides fear also invokes admiration and affection.

‘An accessible study on what connects humans and wolves.’ **** De Morgen

Original title De kinderen van de nacht Non-fiction | Illustrated | 352 pages | Querido

© Tanja Askani

Dik van der Meulen (1963) writes about a wide range of

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subjects. In 2003 he won the AKO Literature Prize for his biography on Multatuli. His biography of King Willem II was awarded the Libris History Prize in 2014. His next project will be the biography of Prince Bernhard.

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 Everything we know about our night’s rest  Focus on the combination of fundamental research and its applicability

NON-FICTION

Ysbrand van der Werf We All Sleep This book on sleep by top researcher Ysbrand van der Werf covers amongst others the following topics: • What does sleep look like? • Do you sleep to process the past or to prepare for the future? • Does sleeping make you more creative? • The luxury of undisturbed sleep • Our internal clock • Dreaming • Disturbed sleep • Do all animals sleep? • What do we not know about sleep yet? We All Sleep tells the story of sleeping in a practical way: use this book to learn how to become a good sleeper.

Original title Iedereen slaapt | Non-fiction Illustrated | 156 pages | Athenaeum—Polak & Van Gennep

© Dirk de Jong

Ysbrand van der Werf (1971) is a researcher

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at the VU medical centre and the Netherlands Institute for Neuro-

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science. He focusses on combin-

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ing fundamental research with its practical uses.

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 Simple examples from the animal kingdom to complex matters on DNA

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Sara van Duijn It’s All Biology What does the term biology bring to mind? Woolly socks, squatting while rooting through poo, hours of hiking through the jungle carrying binoculars with a mosquito net on your head, looking at cells in a lab? Is that biology? Sure, but in fact it’s all biology. This book is the perfect introduction in the world of biology for anyone who has always wanted to know more about it, but never got around to it. It answers questions like: • Are you really what you eat? • Do animals have cultural differences? • What causes Alzheimer’s disease? • Why is there a quiet before the storm? • Are monkeys really that alike to humans? The variety of subjects give the reader insight into the world surrounding us. Original title Alles is biologie Non-fiction | 200 pages | Uitgeverij Q

Sara van Duijn is a biologist finishing her PhD

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on Alzheimer’s disease. In addition she teaches science

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and technology at a Teacher

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© Geert Snoeijer

training school and a primary school.

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 Balancing your life on- and offline  How to feel more human in a digital world

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Sidney Vollmer On/Off The amount of digital technology grows incessantly and often, it enriches our life in unimaginable ways. But are we aware of the unwanted and subtle consequences that digital convenience and entertainment has to our creativity, our culture, our memory and self-image? Media scholar Sidney John Vollmer discusses his own struggles with digital temptations. From a childhood with VHS, msn-chats and Nintendo to borrowing his mother’s cellphone, he arrives at algorithms, big data, AI and fake news of the present. In a fascinating and open minded manner, he describes important precursors and key differences between earlier and present day technology and comes with suggestions and principles to tackle our dependence on modern digital technology – our digitalism. On/Off is a personal and candid quest for

Original title On/Off. Meer balans tussen je online en offline

balance in digital times.

leven | Non-Fiction | 288 pages | Nijgh & Van Ditmar

Sidney Vollmer

(1983) previ-

ously wrote the novel Everything smells like chocolate, also published an award-win-

© Krijn van Noordwijk

ning and revolutionary BookApp. He pub-

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lished the Twitter diary Atlas Moth, wrote

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columns for various magazines, screenplays, directed fiction films and theater. He currently works as a communications strategist in the advertising world.

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B E S T S E L L E R

Pieter Waterdrinker Poubelle  Panoramic and pan-European novel about the MH17 disaster  Current, relevant and gripping Wessel is a Member of the European Parliament. At the height of the Maidan uprising in Kiev, he travels to Ukraine. While his marriage simmers along, Wessel wallows in the decadent, promiscuous Ukrainian society. But then the ghosts of his past in Russia come back to life. He is sucked into the war in Eastern Ukraine. Poubelle is a panoramic novel that exposes the issues of our time. In his acclaimed lyrically sharp style, Waterdrinker paints a shocking portrait of an unstable and over-privileged Europe and the contemporary human condition. This is an important book that takes a fresh and unique look at Europe and the prelude to the MH17 disaster. Original title Poubelle Novel | 420 pages | Nijgh & Van Ditmar

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Tessa de Loo Love in Pangea A  uthor of a multi-faceted and internationally acclaimed literary oeuvre  Her novel The Twins sold over 1,000,000 copies Fidel Hulshoff loses his heart, and almost his soul, to an exceptionally beautiful, eccentric girl. Without noticing he becomes entangled in the web of lies that has imprisoned her. When she takes her own life during a school trip to Rome before the eyes of her classmates, he is left behind with a feeling of guilt and the gnawing question: what was the matter with her? Years later Fidel succeeds in tracking down her family. As a biologist he researches the habitat of chameleons on the south west coast of Europe, deep in the mountains. Surrendered to himself in the sizzling August heat, he discovers that in the human jungle there is no such thing as ‘a liberating Original title Liefde in Pangea Novel | 224 pages | De Arbeiderspers

answer’. English sample translation available. Tessa de Loo is represented by the Susijn Agency

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Annelies Verbeke Thirty Days W  inner of the F. Bordewijk Prize for Best Novel 2015, the nrc Book Award for Best Dutch-language Novel of the Year 2015 and the Opzij Literature Prize 2016  Over 25,000 copies sold  Verbeke’s books are translated in 24 countries Alphonse moved to the Flemish Westhoek with his girlfriend Kat, away from the hustle and bustle of Brussels and a precarious living as a musician. He is content now, working alone as a handyman. His clients are pleased with his work; they are even more impressed by his presence and open themselves up to him and seek his advice. But Alphonse does not want to be a Jesus figure, a guru. Rights sold: English (World Editions) and French (Fleuve Editions) Original title Dertig dagen

English translation available Annelies Verbeke is represented by 2 Seas Agency

Novel | 320 pages | De Geus

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Arthur Japin The Winged Man  Over 30,000 copies sold  Japin’s books are translated in more than 15 countries Alberto Santos-Dumont grows up in seclusion in Brazil. He decides to become like the explorers in the novels of Jules Verne and dreams of one day being able to fly. When Alberto settles in Paris during the belle époque, he begins to realise this dream may be harder to realise than he’d hoped. He hires Albert Chapin as a mechanic, and together they build the first dirigible balloon and later the first plane. Back in Brazil in 1932, Alberto is celebrated as an inventor and folk hero, but his invention has now become a weapon of war. Disillusioned, Alberto commits suicide, but his legacy does not die, and his inventions continue on their long journeys, to this day. Original title De gevleugelde Novel | 320 pages | De Arbeiderspers

Rights sold: Portuguese (Planeta do Brasil) English sample translation available

Foreign rights: Jolijn Spooren | j.spooren@singeluitgeverijen.nl | Martijn Prins | m.prins@singeluitgeverijen.nl


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Esther Gerritsen Brother  Gift of the Dutch Book Week 2016, printed at 700,000 copies G  erritsen was awarded the Frans Kellendonk Prize for her oeuvre in 2014 Minutes before Olivia has to speak at an important meeting of shareholders, her brother calls. His leg might have to be amputated. Marcus and Olivia hardly ever see each other, but the amputation has an unexpected impact on her, as if she’d be losing her own leg. She immediately drops everything in a hopeless attempt to save her brother. But is he really the one who needs to be saved?

Rights sold: German (Aufbau), French (Albin Michel) and Turkish (Paris) Esther Gerritsen is represented by 2 Seas Agency

Original title Broer Novella | 96 pages | De Geus

 BESTSELLER

Hilde Vandermeeren Silent ground  Vandermeeren recently published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine  Shortlisted for The Golden Noose 2016  Movie rights sold to Eyeworks Glasgow, 1983. One stormy November night, six-year-old Rosie Thompson disappears from the bedroom she shares with her twin sister. No trace of her can be found. Her younger sister, Eve, grows up in a family that’s suffered great loss. Thirty years later. Eve is working as a maths lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Her life is turned upside down when someone leaves a message in a chapel: “I’m sorry about what happened to Rosie Thompson. May God forgive me.” The police investigation draws a blank, so Eve decides to take action Original title Stille grond Thriller | 288 pages | Uitgeverij Q

herself. It becomes a quest for survival. English sample translation available

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Toon Tellegen What the Hedgehog Really Wanted  Over 10,000 copies sold L  ife’s major themes are broached in the moving and amusing encounters between animals  Tellegen’s books have been translated in 25 languages One day the hedgehog, who often feels lonely, decides to invite everyone over. But at the same time it shies away from the idea, as it’s always afraid of doing something wrong. And what if the elephant really does show up, wouldn’t it break everything? And what about the frog’s croaking, will anyone even hear what the hedgehog has to say? What is actually worse, unexpected visitors or losing sleep over visitors you’re expecting? No, there’s a world of difference between wanting something and getting it. Maybe the hedgehog should just enjoy being alone. Rights sold: Japanese (Shinchosha), Korean (Book21) and Complex Chinese (Global Kids)

Original title Het verlangen van de egel Novel | 156 pages | Querido

English sample translation available

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K. Schippers First Impressions A  modern classic: the memories of a three-year-old girl S  chippers was awarded the P.C. Hooft Prize for his oeuvre K. Schippers gives a three-year-old girl the voice of an adult. Through her eyes we see how she discovers everything for the first time: the light, space and colour, smells and sounds. She remembers it all: the heads above her crib, her first steps, the choice of the first word she will say out loud. This highly original novel shows what goes on inside the mind of a small child, about to discover the world around it and to name everything in it. A world we all have experienced, but which we unfortunately often don’t recall. Original title Eerste indrukken. Memoires van een driejarige Novel | 176 pages | Querido

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Elisabeth Leijnse Cécile and Elsa  Winner of the Libris History Prize 2016  Over 10,000 copies sold Two sisters, daughters of a progressive aristocratic family, grew up as freules as well as militant women. Cécile (1866-1944) married wealthy developer Adriaan Goekoop. Instead of being an entrepreneur’s wife, she became the author of the extremely successful feminist novel and president of the National Exhibition of Women’s Labour. When the exhibition closes its doors, Cécile is banished from her home by her husband. Elsa (1868-1939) doesn’t marry for money, but for genius: to composer Alphons Diepenbrock. She establishes the first private practice for speech therapy. Her marriage endures because of her loyalty to a man, who can never fully love his wife as long as his mother is alive and who then succumbs to temptation. The sisters, very close during their youth, make bitter accusations

Original title Cécile en Elsa, strijdbare freules

about the other’s choices in their adult lives.

Biography | Illustrated | 640 pages | De Geus

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Ewald Vanvugt Predator State  W hat every resident of a trade nation should know  O ver 10,000 copies sold  Compact edition to be published this Spring This book comprises the history of the Netherlands in twelve chapters. From the raids and crusades of the Middle Ages to the mass executions in the former Dutch Indies over 60 years ago. A standard work on the horrors committed by the Netherlands throughout the years. Discussed are, amongst others, the centuries of privateering and piracy, the massive human trafficking in the East and West, the opium fortune of the national treasure chest and the robbed cultural heritage in national museums. Original title Roofstaat. Wat iedere Nederlander moet weten | Non-fiction Illustrated | 856 pages | Nijgh & Van Ditmar Foreign rights: Jolijn Spooren | j.spooren@singeluitgeverijen.nl | Martijn Prins | m.prins@singeluitgeverijen.nl


Other titles (in alphabetical order by author’s last name) Abdelkader Benali

Bernlef Out of Mind – Award-winning

modern classic for a new

author * Over 750,000 copies

generation of readers *

sold * ‘A remarkable study

Over 100,000 copies sold

in the mental dereliction of

* A novel full of humour,

oldish age.’ The Sunday Times

passion, shame and

* Rights sold to 17 countries

cultural confusion * Rights

* English translation

sold to 13 countries

available

Naomi Rebekka Boekwijt

Merijn de Boer

Noordwaarts – New novel by

The Hunting Lodge – Voted

a rare talent * On a difficult

as one of the greatest

love in Denmark * Short story

literary talents of the

collection Fur nominated for

Netherlands * Masterful

the Academica Debut Prize *

love story * ‘You seldom

Novel Plateau shortlisted for

come across a writer with

the BNG Literature Prize

such boldness.’ **** NRC Handelsblad * ‘Completely original.’ **** Het Parool

Louis Paul Boon

Bordewijk Minuet – One of the greatest

Character – Bordewijk’s

Flemish writers of the

masterpiece * Has lost none

twentieth century * Minuet

of its power and readability

has been described as ‘the

75 years after publication

sublime pearl in Boon’s crown’

* The film adaptation of

* Blackly comedic novella *

Character won an Oscar

A captivating book about our

* Rights sold to 9 countries

loneliness and helplessness in

* English translation

a hostile world * Rights sold to

available

10 countries

Bram Dehouck

Maria Dermoût A Sleepless Summer –

The Ten Thousand Things – A classic

Two-time winner of the

novel that has inspired readers

Golden Noose * Nominated

across the world * ‘An offbeat nar-

for the Crimezone Best

rative that has the timeless tone of

Thriller Award * Film rights

legend.’ Time * ‘A mesmerizing list of

sold * ‘Very few Dutch

objects and events, memories and

thriller authors are able

thoughts, with the distant archipel-

to touch his authorship.’

ago as their source.’ NRC Handels-

Trouw

blad * Rights sold to 13 countries * English translation available

FICTION

Wedding by the Sea – A


Anne Eekhout

Anna Enquist Counterpoint – One of Holland’s

of style * Haunting and poignant

best-loved writers * Psychoan-

novel about the love between par-

alyst and a classically trained

ent and child * Echoes of Kafka,

pianist * In the stunning short

Borges, H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen

novel Counterpoint, Bach’s

King * Nominated for the BNG

music forms the backdrop

Literature Prize * ‘A work to be

to a story about motherhood

gnawed upon.’ **** De Volkskrant

and loss * Rights sold to 10 countries * English translation available

Ru de Groen

Arnon Grunberg Sons of The Pharaoh – The rise

Tirza – Youngest author to win

and fall of a family business

the Constantijn Huygens oeuvre

* Moral drama of the decline

prize in 2009 * Over 300,000

of a noble entrepreneurial

copies sold * Winner of the

culture * A family saga on jeal-

Libris Literature Award and the

ousy, brotherly love and cigars

Golden Owl * Major motion picture in the Netherlands * Translation rights sold to 16 countries

Hella S. Haasse

Maarten ‘t Hart Irundina – Until now unpublished

The Mother of Ikabod – Short

novella by one of the greatest

story collection * Winner of the

Dutch authors * Beautifully

J.M.A. Biesheuvelprijs 2017 *

illustrated * ‘Few authors have

Went straight into the bestseller

put Dutch literature on the inter-

lists * Previous novel Magda-

national stage with such grace

lena sold over 100,000 copies

and certainty, as Hella S. Haasse.’

* Author of more than 30 books

Jury report Prijs der Nederlandse

* Classic novel A Flight of Rain-

Letteren * Haasse’s work is

birds sold over 1 million copies

translated into 25 languages

Kristien Hemmerechts

Guido van Heulendonk

The Woman Who Fed the Dogs

No One from Belgium – A unique

– Hemmerechts was awarded

voice in Dutch literature * His

the Flemish State Prize and the

work has been translated, filmed

Frans Kellendonk Prize for her

and awarded with several prizes

complete oeuvre * Based on a

* Novel with great themes and

true story * 15,000 copies sold

harsh truths * Love and war on

* English, French and Swedish

multiple fronts * Emotional and

rights sold * Film rights sold *

intellectual strength comparable

English translation available

to Destination by Tim Parks

FICTION

One Night – Incomparable sense


Jolien Janzing

Frans Kellendonk Mystical Body – Kellendonk’s

never before told story *

work is widely regarded as

Accessible novel on the

among the best writing in

unknown war history of

modern Dutch * A modern,

Audrey Hepburn and her

literary classic * An iconic

parents * Brings two twenty

novel about the AIDS

first century Dutch icons

generation * Rights sold

together

to Scritturapura (Italy) and Gallimard (France) * English sample available

Lieke Kézèr

Nathalie Koch The Absentees – Convincing

Untraceable University – The

and confident debut * For

final part of the trilogy went

fans of Jennifer Egan * Novel

straight into the bestseller

on ambition, opportunities,

lists * Three magical novels,

loss and letting go * Lifelike

one gripping family history

characters that get under

* ‘Natalie Koch picks up

your skin * ‘An exceptionally

where J.K. Rowling left off.’

strong and balanced debut.’

Pink Bullets * English sample

***** Noordhollands Dagblad

available

Hans Koeleman

Bas Kwakman Olympians – Literary debut

Tales from Hotel

by an olympic athlete *

Rooms – Artist and

A look into the soul of an

director of Poetry

athlete * Novel related to

International *

John L. Parker Jr.’s Once a

Travels the world for

Runner, on what it means

his work * A world

to be an athlete and the

tour in 40 stories *

road to the Olympics

Illustrated with hotel room drawings by the author

Joke van Leeuwen

Marente de Moor A Song of Inexperience –

The Dutch Maiden – Winner

Van Leeuwen’s books have

of the European Union Prize

been published in over 15

for Literature 2014 * ‘Great

countries * A compelling and

narrative talent.’ Frankfurter

thought-provoking migration

Allgemeine Zeitung *

novel * Shortlisted for the

Over 70,000 copies sold *

Libris Literature Prize 2016 *

Rights sold to 10 countries

English translation available

* English and German translation available

FICTION

Audrey & Anne – Revealing,


Nescio

Jamal Ouariachi A Hunger – Winner of the

small, refined body of work

BNG Literature Prize 2015

* Proven classic – the

* Longlisted for the Libris

best of the treasure trove

Literature Prize 2016 * ‘A

of Dutch literature * ‘A

literary spectacle.’ *****

significant Dutch writer.’

Het Parool * ‘An immense

Publishers Weekly * Rights

book.’ ***** Algemeen

sold to 17 countries *

Dagblad

English translation available

Gustaaf Peek

Marc Reugebrink Goddess, Hero – Honest

The House of the Salmon –

and poignant love story

Award-winning writer, poet

told backwards * Shortlist

and essayist * An impressive

Libris Literature Prize 2015

family novel * Shows the

* Longlist Gouden Boekenuil

opulence of an experienced

and ECI Literature Prize 2015

writer * ‘Reugebrink manages

* Over 40,000 copies sold *

to hold the reader in his

Rights sold to DVA (Germany)

fascinating grip.’ **** Knack

* English sample available

Roos van Rijswijk

Jaap Robben

Unholy – Van Rijswijk writes

You Have Me to Love – Winner of the

columns, plays and stories *

Dioraphte Prize, the ANV Debut Prize

Winner of the Anton Wachter

and the Dutch Book Seller Award

Prize 2016 * ‘Subtle and

* Film rights sold * Over 40,000

daring novel about a bond

copies sold * ‘This is a bold, tender

as fragile as a cobweb.’ ****

and ambivalent narrative, raw and

de Volkskrant * ‘A subtle,

disturbing, with moments of painful

understated, idiosyncratic

beauty.’ The Irish Times * English,

novel.’ **** NRC Handelsblad

German, Turkish and Czech rights

* English sample available

sold * English translation available

Thomas Rosenboom

Charles den Tex

Public Works – Over 400,000

Bot – Highly acclaimed

copies sold * Made into a major

author, whose work has been

movie in 2015, soon available

compared to that of John

worldwide on Netflix * The

Grisham, Michael Crichton

only author to have won the

and Michael Ridpath *

prestigious Libris Literature

Three-time winner of the

Prize twice * German, Danish,

Golden Noose * Over 15,000

Hungarian and Slovak rights

copies sold * English sample

sold

available

FICTION

Amsterdam Stories – A


Charles den Tex & Anneloes Timmerije

Elfie Tromp Underdog – Writer of

WW II love story * Timmerije is

novels, columns and plays

a journalist and award-winning

* Nominated for the BNG

author of historical non-fiction

Literature Prize 2015 and

* Den Tex is a major thriller

the Dioraphte Literature

author whose books sold over

Prize 2016 * ‘Sneaky sharp

1,2 million copies * Over 25,000

formulations, tragicomic

copies sold * English rights sold

sentences you won’t find with

* English translation available

anyone else.’ NRC Handelsblad

FICTION

Finding Her – Based on a true

* English sample available

Carolina Trujillo

Theun de Vries Free Radicals – Award-

Moergrobben – A historical

winning novelist, born in

adventure novel based on

Montevideo * Reminiscent

the life of Jheronimus Bosch

of Pulp Fiction and Breaking

* Over 10,000 copies sold *

Bad * Funny, harsh and

‘The work of this quiet and

relentless * ‘Trujillo shines

humble man belongs to the

with originality, intelligence

great world literature.’ De

and humour’ Hard Gras

Groene Amsterdammer * German, Hungarian, Polish and Czech rights sold

Koos van Zomeren

Joost Zwagerman

Otto’s War – Van Zomeren

Gimmick! – Over 200,000

is the author of a large

copies sold * By the 2008

oeuvre of literary novels,

winner of the Gouden

autobiographical prose,

Ganzenveer oeuvre prize *

short stories, poetry, thrillers

Modern classic and a must

and nonfiction, with nature

read * Film rights sold *

as the most important theme

Zwagerman’s books have

* Breakthrough novel of a

been published in many

literary writer * Over 20,000

countries

copies sold

Charlotte Van den Broeck

Hester Knibbe Archaic the Animals – Has pub-

the Herman de Coninck

lished fifteen books of poetry

Prize for the best Flemish

to date * Winner of prestigious

debut * On previous poetry

Dutch prizes including the Her-

collection Chameleon: ‘A

man Gorter Prize (2000), the

precocious but certainly

A. Roland Holst Prize (2009)

not premature debut that

and the VSB Poetry Prize (2015)

regularly makes us turn a

* Archaic the Animals is about

different colour.’ **** De

guilt, shame and other uncomfortable emotions, but also

Morgen

about vitality in all its forms

POETRY

Night Rudder – Winner of


2008

Leonard Nolens 14:14

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Leonard Nolens

Bres

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Gedichten Querido

Breach – Nolens received

We Are Parallel –

many prizes for his work,

Winner of the

including the Constantijn

prestigious

Huygens Prize for his oeuvre

Hugues C. Pernath

in 1997 * Published in French,

Prize 2015 and

German, Polish, Italian * Win-

the Herman de

ner of the VSB Poetry prize

Coninck public

2008 * Considered a landmark

award * Also

Querido

in contemporary Dutch poetry

nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize and the Ida Gerhart Prize *

* English sample available

English and Spanish translation available

Britta Bolt

POETRY

nde spreekstem, de verhaal van zijn eigen aal van zijn generatie en maken Bres tot een hoogjke dichter.’ De Morgen

Leonard Nolens Bres

b Poëzieprijs 2008:

Anna Levander The Morten Trilogy – For lov-

driven detective series, set in the

ers of series such as Borgen

city of Amsterdam * Written in

and House of Cards

English by Amsterdam-based

* Written by two Dutch politi-

authors * Rights sold to Mulhol-

cal journalists and spin doc-

land Books (UK), Hoffmann und

tors * A political trilogy with

Campe (Germany) * TV rights

thriller-like elements

sold to Endor Productions *

* TV rights sold

THRILLERS

Posthumus Trilogy – A character-

English version available

Marion Bloem

Pascalle Bonnier & Mathijs Kok Some Cabbage – Authors

Long-awaited follow-up to

of bestselling cookbooks

successful debut No Ordinary

Some Oatmeal and Some

Indo Girl * On the complex,

Nuts * Third cookbook

intimate relationship between

* Everything is his book

mother and daughter *

is made by the authors:

Forthright and recognizable

concept, recipes, photographs and design * An ode to all kinds of cabbage in 70 recipes

Machiel Bosman

Martin Bossenbroek The Predator King – Shortlist-

The Boer War – Winner of the 2013

ed for the Libris History Prize

Libris History Prize * The full story

2016 * Military adventure set

on the Boer War * Never before

in the glorious Golden Age *

has the Boer War been described

Successful combination of

in such a vivid and comprehensive

history and thrilling litera-

manner * Rights sold to Jacana

ture * Innovative research in

(South Africa), C.H. Beck (Germa-

combination with a compel-

ny), Seven Stories Press (US) and

ling literary style * English

Seuil (France) * German transla-

sample available

tion and English sample available

NON-FICTION

Her Right Hand – Memoir *


Matthijs van Boxsel

Victor Broers The Power of Narratives – In

dia of Stupidity – A light-

search of new economic thinking

hearted study with a clever

* Broers described the changes

approach to foolish things *

taking place in present-day

The Encyclopaedia has been

Europe and starts a search for

published in 17 countries

a new leading concept * He started the project ‘Redesigning Europe’ * English sample available

Hans Dijkhuis

Mirjam van Hengel The Flat Earth – The rich

The Beauty of it All – On the

history of a mythical notion

love of Leo Vroman, one of

described in detail with

the greatest Dutch poets,

reference to examples from

and his wife Tineke * Van

myths and old writings *

Hengel was Vroman’s editor

The Argonauts, Odysseus,

* Through letters, diaries and

Sint-Brandaan, Jesaja,

conversations this powerful

Jesus and Mohammed all

love story was reconstructed

lived on a flat planet Earth

* English sample available

Abel J. Herzberg

Marcel Hulspas Amor Fati – Highly personal

Mohammed and the Birth of Is-

essays * Includes some of

lam – Hulspas is a science jour-

the earliest and most im-

nalist, columnist and reviewer

pressive reflections on the

who has written extensively on

Holocaust * Translated into

the subject of pseudo-science

German, English, Hebrew

* A nuanced and realistic

and Italian

picture of the Prophet * A new, unique view of Mohammed * German rights sold to WBG * English sample available

Krijn van der Jagt

Onno Kleyn

The Way Up – Anthropologist

The Big Kleyn – Culinary com-

who worked as a translating

pendium with essential

consultant for the World As-

knowledge for all eaters,

sociation of Biblical Societies

chefs and cooks * Ingredients

* An anthropological read-

and techniques, flavours,

ing of the Bible * A Bible for

backgrounds, history, interna-

Darwinists

tional cuisine and etiquette * 125 recipes with wine suggestions * 10,000 copies sold

NON-FICTION

The Portable Encyclopae-


Guus Kuijer

Han Lörzing At Home in Europe – Lörzing

telling of Bible stories by one of

writes about small facts that

the Netherlands’ most popular

have changed the world of

writers * Over 65,000 copies

today * On everyday reality in

sold * English (Seven Stories

charming Europe * A journey

Press), German (Antje Kunst-

through Europe in 72 years,

mann) and Italian (La Nuova

from Stunde Null in 1945 until

Frontiera) rights sold * English

the uncertain times we live in

and German translation

now

available

Mariët Meester

Willem Oosterbeek The Tribune of the Poor –

Nutmeg – The history of a

Every year during the Easter

miraculous nut * Discusses why

procession in Semana Santa

all European nations tried to

a convict is released from the

obtain a trade monopoly on this

prison in Málaga * Meester

exotic and valuable nut and how

unravels this ancient and

it has formed the trade positions

unique tradition * On the

and food industry of today

longing for humanity

Marja Pruis

Anil Ramdas But Enough About Me – Writer,

I Imagined the World to Be

critic and editor for De Groene

Different – Five years after his

Amsterdammer * Current and

death his best essays still

literary essays on the topic of

show the power of his style

modern time: shame (or the

and the topicality of his ideas

lack of it) * ‘One of the best

* How the ability to sympa-

writers of this time.’ HP/De

thize with others forms the

Tijd

base of our solidarity

Schulte Nordholt, Henk

Barbara Stok

China and the Barbarians –

Vincent – Graphic novel about

Schulte Nordholt is a sinologist

one of the greatest Dutch art-

* He lived and worked in

ists ever * Over 10,000 copies

China for years * ‘A clever and

sold in the Netherlands *

astute book that shows how

Rights sold to 15 countries *

the Chinese Communist Party

English translation available

is using classical culture to redesign society.’ ***** NRC Handelsblad * English material available

NON-FICTION

The Bible for Unbelievers – Re-


Christoph Vekeman

Ben van der Velden The Rhine – Van der Velden

story of one of the most

worked as a journalist and

prominent and talented

foreign correspondent at

artists in the history of

NRC Handelsblad for many

country music * The story

years * The Rhine as a po-

of a hardcore version of

litical and cultural bound-

Johnny Cash * On the spirit

ary within Europe * German

of country music and the

translation available

‘outlaw movement’

NON-FICTION

Johnny Paycheck – Untold


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Rights sold: DVA (Germany) English sample translation available Foreign rights: Patricia de Groot | p.de.groot@singeluitgeverijen.nl Maria Vlaar | mg.vlaar@xs4all.nl Martijn Prins | m.prins@singeluitgeverijen.nl

Singel Publishers fiction + non-fiction spring 2017  
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