Double Dutch - in Translation: Marcel Möring
09/03/2003 2:15 pm
In Britain, Dutch Jewish literature has often been perceived as beginning and ending with The Diary of Anne Frank. ‘Double Dutch’ presented an insight into the neglected world of Dutch Jewry by highlighting one of the Netherlands’ most prominent writers.
Marcel Möring has been considered one of the Netherlands\' most significant contemporary authors, winning many awards including the Dutch equivalent of the Man Booker. In ‘Double Dutch’ he read from his work and discussed the role of his Dutch and Jewish heritage, as well as examining how his writing speaks both to Dutch society in general and to the wider Jewish and European worlds.Amanda Hopkinson