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Appealing untranslatable words to add in your dictionary

At times, we feel short of words to express our feelings, desires, situations or any life experience. There are lots of words that our...

The first English detective novel by a Dutch writer

Published in 1889, The Black Box Murder by Utrecht-based writer Maarten Maartens was the first ever English detective novel by a Dutch writer.

A short-story vending machine in Utrecht

The first short story vending machine in the Netherlands is being inaugurated at the International Literature Festival Utrecht 2020

Not just Shakespeare as Utrecht welcomes Viafestival

Two spectacular events coming up in the UNESCO City of Literature that is Utrecht. Viafestival: Crazy of Happiness? We are encouraged every day to seek, make...

Utrecht Snow

I have been writing for UtrechtCentral for almost a year now and enjoy it immensely. There are many reasons for this, but primarily it...

Ansicht in Utrecht

Anne van den Nulf was good enough to send us details of an interesting series of podcasts featuring young Utrecht writers. In the podcasts six...

Suzanne van Leendert Utrecht Award Winner

Suzanne van Leendert is an award-winning documentary maker, a writer and an English interpreter. As a documentary maker she has worked as an executive...

Marjolijn van Heemstra Utrecht Writer

Marjolijn van Heemstra is a writer, poet and theatre maker. Her latest novel 'En we noemen hem' (And We Call It) was translated into...

Utrechts very own Annet Schaap scoops hat trick of awards

Congratulations to Annet Schaap who has won the Woutertje Pieterse Prize, the Dutch children's book prize of the year for her book 'Lampje'. On Saturday...

Writing Opportunities

I received a really interesting email Newsletter from the Dutch Foundation for Literature. In it they give writers the opportunity to apply for residential stays...

Tale of True Crime in Utrecht

I have been so lucky to get a fascinating interview with best-selling author Daniel M. van Doorn. A Utrechter he was born in 1986...

Welcome to the Vrouwenbibliotheek in Utrecht

Our chief author Jon Wilkins took pleasure in getting an interview from Marjolein Datema of the Vrouwenbibliotheek (Women's Library) in Utrecht last week. His essay...

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