Autumn diary dates, 2012

In addition to the Dutch publication of Brieven aan Poseidon (Letters to Poseidon), two translations of Cees Nooteboom’s works will be published this autumn. MacLehose Press in the UK are publishing Roads To Berlin (translated by Laura Watkinson), a collection of articles that Nooteboom has written about Berlin over the years, and there will be an Italian edition of Het geluid van Zijn Naam: Il suono del Suo nome (translated by Laura Pignatti, Ponte alle Grazie, 27 September).

A series of appearances at home and abroad is also planned for this autumn. In November, Cees Nooteboom will visit Spain (Madrid, 5/11, and Aviles/Asturias, 8/11), followed by Veghel (15/11), Groningen (18/11), Trieste (22-24/11), Zurich (28/11) and Rotterdam (30/11). In December, there is a talk with Margot Dijkgraaf at the library in Amstelveen (2/12) and on 10 December Nooteboom is travelling to Abu Dhabi, before visiting Turnhout on the 15th and 16th. Some appearances in Germany and Austria are planned for 2013: Linz (2/2), Gschwend (21/2), Schwäbisch Hall (22/2) and Freiburg (23/2), followed by Brussels (23 and 24 March).

Nooteboom’s debut novel, Philip en de anderen (Philip and the Others), came out in 1955. He was twenty-two years old at the time. Where did the inspiration come from? READ MORE

Nooteboom has written about the phenomenon many times, about why it is that he always wants to pack his suitcases again. READ MORE

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Cees Nooteboom is known primarily for his novels and his travel books. As far as he is concerned, however, poetry comes first. READ MORE

Many of Nooteboom’s essays deal with art, particularly those branches with a visual focus: painting, architecture, film and photography. READ MORE