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From 19 December: Winternachten 2023 programme and tickets available

Getting in the mood for Winternachten festival? In 2023 the festival days will be spread out over February, March and  April. Learn more here >>>

Meral Polat in podcast What Will They Say, Meltem? Meltem Halaceli interviews actress, theatre-maker and singer Meral Polat in her new (Dutch spoken) podcast WHat Will They Say, Meltem? about feminism, literature and the increasing pressure on women's rights. Read on and listen here >>>

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Ellen Walraven leaves as director Writers Unlimited

Ellen Walraven steps down as director of Writers Unlimited and the Winternachten international literature festival The Hague on 1 December 2022 after more than two intensive years.

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Podcast: Meral Polat tells and sings

Actress, theatre-maker and singer Meral Polat is interviewed by Meltem Halaceli in her Dutch spoken podcast 'What will the say, Meltem?'. Bonus: Meral performs a song from her new album 'Ez kî me'!

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These are the winners of the Hague's literary awards 2022

In the radio programme Kunststof , the winners of the Hague Literature Awards 2022 have been announced! On Sunday 12 February 2023, during the Winternachten festival, the award ceremony will take …

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Listen and read more about diepdiepblauw by Nikki Dekker

It is what you might call a dream debut: diepdiepblauw , the novel Nikki Dekker published this summer, is being read, praised and shortlisted for the Bronzen Uil Award 2022! Nikki will be our guest …

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This is what makes Julia Armfield's novel 'Our Wives Under the Sea' special!

Critics and authors praise Armfield's clever, funny and wry sentence structure and the unparalleled analysis of the relationship between the two women in her novel Our Wives Under the Sea . They …

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Inclusive and gender diverse: the power of children's books?

It was Kinderboekenweek again (5-16 October)! In the Writers Series, we found out where the power and pleasure of children's books lies on Wednesday evening 12 October in Zaal 3, The Hague with two …

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'Stalin's Daughter' - Biographer Rosemary Sullivan on A Life in the Shadow of a Monster

On Wednesday, 22 May, Canadian author and biographer Rosemary Sullivan is guest of honor at B-Unlimited. Michel Krielaars , Russia expert and editor of the NRC 's books section, will be engaging her in conversation about Stalin's Daughter , her …

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