Find a translator
The ELV’s Translators Directory contains an overview of more than 400 literary translators into and from Dutch. Personal translator profiles give full details of individual translators. You can use the filters to search by name, language or genre or simply browse the Directory at your leisure.
The Translators Directory and the associated profiles are only available in Dutch.
If you are looking for a translator from Dutch, select the filter ‘Uit het Nederlands in het…’ (From Dutch into …). If you are looking for a translator into Dutch, select ‘In het Nederlands uit het …’ (Into Dutch from …). Then select a language and click on ‘Zoeken’ (Search).
If you are looking for someone specific, enter their name under ‘Zoek op naam’ (Search by name) and click on ‘Zoeken’.
To view a profile, click on ‘Bekijk profiel’ (View profile). The profile mainly displays information on the translator’s publications and qualifications. On the right-hand side of the profile, under the translator’s name, is a ‘Neem contact op’ (Contact) button which you can use to contact the translator via a contact form.
Other search options
You can find literary translators from Dutch who have been accredited by Flanders Literature and the Dutch Foundation for Literature on the Flanders Literature website. The website of the Dutch Foundation for Literature also has a directory of translators.
You can find literary translators who are members of the Dutch Authors’ Guild here. You can search for members of the Flemish Writers’ Association (VAV), which also includes literary translators, on its website. You can find a list of members of the new translators’ association Vereniging voor Nieuwe Vertalers here.