We are honored that Malva, by Hagar Peeters and translated by Vivien D. Glass, made World Literature Today‘s 75 Notable Translations of 2018! “Translation across borders embodies resistance. [This list honors] all those who take part in this important work.” Check out the full list.
Niña Weijers makes the list of nominees for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Awards for her debut novel The Consequences: “Intelligently written, full of surprises and with lots of twists. An ode to art. Wonderfully crafted, this debut is full of ideas and has an intelligent story.” Read the full announcement, including all statements from nominating librarians here.
“As Malva reclaims her father’s pen to tell her story of abandonment, the novel probes the question of how to make sense of Neruda’s political outspokenness in light of his silence on the subject of his own mute daughter, revisiting his poetry to find where Malva might fit among all the omissions.” Continue reading
“Malva is a hypnotically poetic novel, in Peeters’s original Dutch as much as in the translation by Vivien Glass. The afterlife has granted the disabled eight-year-old Malva Marina a precociously eloquent kind of wisdom and a wicked sense of humor.” Continue reading
A new review on The Common by Olga Zilberbourg highlights many feminist themes in The Consequences and the urgency to address issues of gender disparity in the art world: “I found the read to be so exhilarating that as the book drew to its close, it took effort to return to the question about the nature of Minnie Panis’s disappearances. The question: … Continue reading
Malva, the unknown story of Pablo Neruda’s only child, has recently been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews: “This phantasmagoric novel by the celebrated Dutch poet Peeters (Maturity, 2011, etc.) is a strange experience, poetic in word and verse […] Malva’s voice is intriguing, having evolved beyond revenge or anger into a deeper acceptance. An evocative portrait of a … Continue reading
Among a list of 20 outstanding translated books, DoppelHouse has two works of fiction recommended to book clubs by Ingram: From Germany: The Abolition of Species has been recommended by Library Journal for readers of Frank Herbert (Dune) and George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones). From the Netherlands: The Consequences has been called “a true must-read.. imagine a work by … Continue reading
The notion that existence is ephemeral, flickering like a light bulb about to burn out, permeates the idea of contemporary culture that the author articulates throughout the novel. Its reach is both broadly horizontal, defining the production of the art world in which Minnie lives and works, and deeply vertical: it touches quotidian life in … Continue reading
“The Consequences is in part about and part of the art world’s commodification of resistance. But it is also about the relationship of an artist to their art, and of the struggles of artists to represent what is absent. […] That The Consequences is populated by many well known artists and illuminated by the description of their artworks is a beautiful treat for the part of the reader that loves learning about art history.” Continue reading
A sensitive and erudite exploration of the tangled relationships between synchronicity, identity, life, and art. Continue reading