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Saturday 30 August  

About: Radio Books

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This series of short stories by Dutch and Flemish writers in English translation is an initiative of Flemish-Dutch Huis de Buren in Brussels, in association with the Flemish radio broadcaster Klara and Radio Netherlands Worldwide. The series was discontinued in October 2010.

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Our selected shows of Radio Books

Hella Haasse

Radio Show: 'A Pitcher from Arelate' by Hella Haasse

Hella Haasse was one of the first Dutch writers to be widely known outside of The Netherlands. In her sixty year writing career, the author has become one of the most read of all Dutch novelists....

Radio Show: 'Forgotten Songs' by Kader Abdolah

Kader Abdolah's contribution to Radio Books is a little different. He wants to show not only the beauty of the Persian language but also to keep alive Iran's rich cultural heritage for immigrants who've left their homeland....

Radio Show: 'People Like Us' by Chris van Camp

Flemish writer and commentator Chris van Camp had an unconventional childhood. Her contribution for Radio Books is a true account of love, deception and the loss of innocence.

Radio Show: 'The Lonely Martyr' by David Danish

When the war between Iran and Iraq broke out, David Danish was drafted into military service and sent to the frontline. His Radio Books story is based, in part, on his experiences.

Radio Show: 'Mockingbird' by Hafid Bouazza

“There’s no place like homelessness,” says author Hafid Bouazza who rejects the label ‘immigrant writer.’ His imaginative style of wordplay is indisputably on show in his story for Radio Books....

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