Dutch Lit Month is an annual themed reading month in which I read and review only Dutch literature (that is available in English translation) on the blog. For the purposes of this month, Dutch literature is taken as contained to books written in the Dutch language. The Dutch language is taken as larger than that spoken in the Netherlands, and may encompass Flemish, or books from the former Dutch colonies that were written in Dutch. Literature can be understood to include both fiction and non-fiction, and books for all ages, ranging from children’s picture books to adult literary fiction.
During this month I usually host at least one read along and ask other bloggers and readers of this blog to participate by reading a Dutch book in translation and writing about it on their blog or in the comment section.
Want to participate? The next Dutch lit month will be held sometime in 2013, possibly in June. Do you have a particular book or other idea you’d like to share? Feel free to leave a comment or to contact me.
If you want to browse previous editions of Dutch Lit Month as held in 2011 and 2012,you are welcome to browse through the posts tagged Dutch Lit Month. If you are looking for something to read you can also take a look at the Dutch Literature in Translation Review Database.