Mon 04 March 2013

citybooks news: in short


  • The shortlist of the Gouden Boekenuil 2013 features no fewer than three authors of either citybooks or Radio Books that are currently online to listen to: Peter Terrin (Turnhout), Arnon Grunberg (Lublin) and Tommy Wieringa (Radio Book Complex A.) Of course, deBuren hopes that one of them will claim the prize!


  • After 300,000 copies of Arnon Grunberg’s Tirza have flown off the shelves in The Netherlands and Belgium, the novel is now also available in English translation. Grunberg in other languages? Listen to his citybook A Reported offence about Lublin in Dutch, English, French, Polish and Afrikaans!


  • After the success of his citybooks residency and performances in Semarang, Gustaaf Peek’s novel Dover is being translated into Indonesian. His citybook 9 brieven aan Maria M. is currently being translated into English.



  • © Jan H. Myjskin

    Romania is the guest country of the Salon du Livre in Paris (22nd to 25th March). Guests include Răzvan Rădulescu (citybooks Boekarest) and Doina Ioanid, who, together with Jan H. Mysjkin, translated the citybooks by Răzvan Rădulescu and Adrian Schiop into French. More info:


  • erik lindner © gezett.dePoet and poetry reviewer Erik Lindner is currently reporting on his experiences as both a reader and traveller twice per month on Poetry International’s website. For citybooks, Lindner travelled to Charleroi. Listen to the ten poems he wrote about his stay here. Read his blog (in Dutch) on


  • © Greetje van buggenhoutFrom the 9th until the 21st of April, Mauro Pawlowski (citybooks Lublin), together with Ramsey Nasr, will be touring through Belgium and The Netherlands with their literary-musical performance Vreemde Smetten (Strange Stains), produced by Behoud de Begeerte. Previously, the authors worked together in the Geletterde Mensen-tour. Info and tourdates on

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