Otto de Kat and Laura Watkinson discuss THE LONGEST NIGHT

  Freshly published this month comes the latest in the series of interconnecting Second World War novels from Otto de Kat. The Longest Night is the powerful and deeply moving story of a dying woman looking back at her life and the trauma she suffered in wartime Berlin. Exclusively for the lucky readers of the MacLehose blog, Otto de Kat talks to his translator Laura Watkinson about his experience of writing, her experience …

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Laura Watkinson in Berlin: Part 2

I have left my hometown of Amsterdam to come to Berlin for a few weeks to work on my translation of Cees Nooteboom’s book Berlijn, his account of his time spent in Germany from the years before the fall of the Wall until the present day. A native speaker of English, I have swapped my Dutch-speaking surroundings for a German-speaking environment. I am translating a Dutch book about Germany, sitting …

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DEDICAted to Cees Nooteboom

Those lucky enough to find themselves in the Italian town of Pordenone between the 12th and the 26th of March may find ample diversion in the 17th DEDICA Festival, which this year is dedicated to the great Cees Nooteboom, novelist, poet, travel writer and art critic. Each year the DEDICA Festival focuses on one significant cultural figure, aiming to deepen the body of knowledge on their work, analyzing it through …

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