Michele Hutchison was born in the UK and has lived in Amsterdam since 2004. A former commissioning editor in UK publishing, she translates literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and children’s books. Recent translations include novels by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Esther Gerritsen and Tom Lanoye. She won the Vondel Prize for translation from Dutch to English in 2019, for her translation of Sander Kollaard’s Stadium IV (Van Oorschot) and is the translator of Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s The Discomfort of Evening, shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize. She is also co-author of the successful parenting book The Happiest Kids in the World. Michele also translated Wieren (2018, Van Oorschot) by Miek Zwamborn which is published in English as The Seaweed Collector’s Handbook in July 2020. Michele and Miek were scheduled to attend this summer’s festival and their visit was to be supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature as part of their New Dutch Writing campaign.
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