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News about The Letter for the King

Pushkin Children’s Books released this beautiful cover for the new winter edition of The Letter for the King today. Silvery, shiny and snowy, it’s perfect for the winter months. Such a stunning design! Excitingly, The Letter for the King has also recently been shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation, together with five [...]
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The Letter for the King: More news and reviews

To round off 2013, there have been a couple of lovely articles about Tonke Dragt and The Letter for the King. Philip Womack wrote in Friday’s Guardian that “Tiuri’s search is gripping, delightful and true”. Meanwhile, over on the Dutch side of the water, Pjotr van Lenteren wrote this fine piece in de Volkskrant about [...]
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A right royal reception

Thanks very much to Rick and the team at the American Book Center in Amsterdam for providing such a great location for the Dutch launch of The Letter of the King on Saturday. I teamed up with translator David Colmer to give a short presentation of some Dutch children’s books that we’ve translated. David gave [...]
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Super Fantasy Zone

No, not the excellent game for the Sega Mega Drive, but the most excellent World Fantasy Con 2013, which was held this year in Brighton. I’ve been going to British Fantasy Con for years, but World Fantasy Con is its very big sister, with over a thousand writers, agents, publishers and, of course, translators from [...]
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The Letter for the King

Pushkin Press sent me a very exciting parcel this week, hot off the press. A young messenger. A secret mission. A kingdom in peril… Yes, it’s Tonke Dragt’s The Letter for the King. Originally published by Uitgeverij Leopold in 1962, this book is a firm favourite with Dutch readers of all ages and was even voted [...]
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