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Otto de Kat

Otto de Kat is the pen name of Jan Geurt Gaarlandt (Rotterdam, 1946), a former Dutch publisher. His first novel, Man in de verte, was published in 1998 and appeared in English translation as The Figure in the Distance (Harvill Press, 2002). His novel De inscheper (2004) met with equally great critical acclaim and is now published by MacLehose Press as Man On the Move.

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New Dutch Writing

GO*DUTCH!, a major new campaign to raise awareness of Dutch literature in translation has been launched with the backing of a number of UK publishers and Arts Council England. We will be working with literature festivals and arts venues to organise readings and discussion events, including festivals in Liverpool, Manchester, Durham, Ilkley, Birmingham and Essex. Continue >>


Leaflet for readings at the Free Word Centre

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A taste of the authors’ writing will be showcased in a hundred-page sampler to be distributed up and down the country via readers’ groups, libraries, literary festivals and a selection of independent bookshops. GO*DUTCH! is an introduction to eight writers whose work represents the extraordinary range of literature being translated from Dutch. Continue >>