Book lovers to go Dutch at writers’ festival

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SIX top writers from Belgium and the Netherlands are in Sheffield on Thursday as part of a six day UK-wide tour.

The bestselling Dutch-language storytellers will be at Sheffield University as part of the High Impact tour designed to promote literature from the Low Countries in Britain.

The tour is sponsored by Flanders House and the Netherlands embassy in London and is curated by Rosie Goldsmith, known in the UK as a champion of international fiction.

Rosie said: “High Impact is a unique idea with a unique group of writers. You’ll hear the Dutch Poet Laureate side by side with Flanders’ leading graphic novelist, two global best-sellers, a thriller writer, a celebrated historian and a travel writer – together on stage in Sheffield.”

The event is at St George’s Church lecture theatre on Mappin Street at 7pm on Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

Authors include Lieve Joris, Herman Koch and Ramsey Nasir.