From 19-23 October 2016 Rozalie Hirs is one of the guest poets at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany, invited by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature. She presents her poetry in Dutch and German and performs her poetry-music hybrids at a few events throughout the week. The Netherlands and Flanders are guests of honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016.
The work of the Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch, who passed away five hundred years ago, is commemorated by several Dutch and Flemish artists and writers. Here by the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom with the essay Eine düstere Vorahnung in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 30 January 2016.