notes on dutch literature

Books & Authors

The list below shows Dutch authors and their novels and poetry collections available in English translation. This list is far from complete and will be updated continuously.

Kader Abdollah (My Father’s Notebook, House of the Mosque, The Masterpiece, The Secret,Counterpoint)

Gerbrand Bakker (The Twin, Ten White Geese)

Abdelkader Benali (Wedding by the Sea)

J. Bernlef (Out of Mind)

Hafid Bouazza (Abdullah’s Feet)

H. M. van den Brink (On the Water)

Louis Paul Boon (My Little War)

Conny Braam (The Cocaine Salesman)

Peter Buwalda (Bonita Avenue)

Hugo Claus (Wonder, The Sorrow of Belgium)

Louis Couperus (Eline Vere, Ecstasy, Psyche, The Hidden Force)

Renate Dorrestein (Without Mercy, Heart of Stone)

Douwe Draaisma (Why life speeds up as you get older, Disturbances of the Mind, Metaphors of Memory)

Marcellus Emants (A Posthumous Confession)

Anna Enquist (The Fire Was Here, The Masterpiece, The Secret, Counterpoint)

Marjolijn Februari (Book Club)

Arnon Grunburg (Blue Mondays, Silent Extra’sPhantom Pain, Amuse-Boucha, The Jewish Messiah, Tirza)

Hella S. Haasse (The Tea Lords, The Black Lake)

Willem Frederik Hermans (Beyond Sleep, The Darkroom of Damocles)

Arthur Japin (In Lucia’s Eyes, The Two hearts of Kwasi Boachi, Director’s Cut)

Otto de Kat (Julia)

Herman Koch (The Dinner)

Rutger Kopland (What Water Left Behind)

Ray Kluun (Love Life, The Widower)

Joke van Leeuwen (EEP!)

Tessa de Loo (The Twins, The Book of Doubt, In Byron’s Footsteps)

Joris Luyendijk (People Like Us)

Geert Mak (Amsterdam, The Death of the Village in Late Twentieth-Century Europe)

Margriet de Moor (The Storm, First Grey then White then Blue, the Virtuoso, Duke of Egypt)

Erwin Mortier (Marcel, My Fellow Skin, Shutterspeed, While the Gods Were Sleeping)

Harry Mulisch (The Discovery of Heaven, The Assault, Siegfried, The Procedure, Last Call)

Multatuli (Max Havelaar)

Nescio (Amsterdam Stories)

Saskia Noort (Back to the Coast, The Dinner Club)

Cees Nooteboom (Rituals, The Road to Santiago, Self-portrait of an Other)

Willem Jan Otten (The Portrait) * no longer in print

Connie Palmen (The Friendship)

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (Rupert: A Confession)

Marieke van der Pol (Bride Flight)

Gerard Reve (Parent’s Worry, The Evenings)

Jan Jacob Slauerhoff  (The Forbidden Kingdom)

Peter Terrin (The Guard)

Dimitri Verhulst (The Misfortunates, Problemski Hotel, Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill)

Pieter Waterdrinken (The German Wedding)

Frank Westerman (Brother Mendel’s Perfect Horse, Ararat, Engineers of the Soul)

Christiaan Weijts (The Windowdresser* no longer in print

Tommy Wieringa (Joe Speedboat, Caesarion – also published as Little Caesar –)

Leon de Winter (Hoffman’s Hunger)

Jan Wolkers (Turkish Delight, A Rose of Flesh, Horrible Tango)


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