A Gaze Trained on the Horizon

Children’s Books in the Low Countries A country by the sea is boundless, or perhaps it would be better to say, it seems boundless. The open water with the distant, intangible horizon urges exploration and adventure, but close by the undulating power of the salt sea and the constant wind cause continual commotion. Inevitably this…

Internationalism versus Nationalism

The Work of Anne Provoost Jan Decorte (Flemish actor and ex-member of parliament) once declared that the Flemish only truly come into their own through living with other nationalities. That internationalism is echoed in the claim of young people’s author Anne Provoost (1964-): ‘I would find it impossible to write a book set in Flanders’.…