Female authors from Flanders are travelling abroad
The London Book Fair was the place to be this week for good news about literature from Flanders. Two young female authors are participating in exciting new projects: Aline Sax was unveiled to be one of the 39 authors for Aarhus 39, and Charlotte Van den Broeck was selected as one of the ten New Voices from Europe.
At the London Book Fair, Hay Festival unveiled which authors will be participating in the Aarhus 39 literary festival. That takes place in Aarhus (Denmark), the European Capital of Culture of 2017. Aarhus 39 comprises two anthologies to be published, featuring new original stories written by all participants, and a literary festival in October to top it all off. Aline Sax was selected as the only Flemish author to participate. She is the author of novels for children and young adults, such as We Two Boys, The Girl and the Soldier and Crossing the Line.
Other good news from the London Book Fair comes for Charlotte Van den Broeck, who was selected as one of the ten New Voices from Europe. New Voices from Europe is an initiative of Literary Europe Live, which strives to promote emerging writers from Europe who are little known outside their own countries. The project gives them a platform to promote their work at literary festivals across Europe and beyond, which often results in new translations and contracts for new books. Charlotte Van den Broeck is a promising young female poet from Flanders, who started out as a performance poet. She is the author of the poetry volumes Chameleon and Night Helm.