Literary Translation

The Nederlandse Taalunie (Union for the Dutch Language) offers a number of facilities to translators abroad, such as information, advice and documentation. The Taalunie also offers a translation course especially for literary translators.

Literary translation courses
Literature knows no frontiers. Dutch literature is not an island, and a growing number of Flemish and Dutch authors are being translated into other languages. The Taalunie encourages this development by assisting the Support Network for Training of Literary Translators (Expertisecentrum Literair Vertalen) that also organises translation seminars. This centre is based at the University of Utrecht.

The Expertisecentrum Literair Vertalen (ELV) also organises workshops on literary translation abroad. You can click here for more information.

For literary translation the Taalunie also participates in the international PETRA-E network.