Literary tour comes to city

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SIX top writers from the Low Countries, Belgium and the Netherlands will be in Sheffield next week as part of a six day UK-wide tour.

The bestselling Dutch-language storytellers are participating in the ‘High Impact’ tour, which aims to promote low-countries literature in the UK.

Curator Rosie Goldsmith is known in the UK as a champion of international fiction, and 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 – all together on stage in Sheffield.

“These authors will wow you.”

High Impact is sponsored by Flanders House and the Netherlands Embassy in London. The free event begins at St George’s Church lecture theatre on Mappin Street next Thursday, from 7pm.