International literature festival in Utrecht opens with ‘book sea’: ‘This is the Vuelta of literature’

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Utrecht – Utrecht this week is all about film during the Netherlands Film Festival, but another major event opens in the city this week: the International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU). Over the next two weeks, lectures, lectures, a book market and poetry battles can be attended at various locations in the city. “Film and literature complement each other fantastically”, says festival director MichaĆ«l Jonker. “Literature naturally does that through paper: books, stories, poems. Film does that with images, of course, but ultimately it’s about telling stories at both festivals. And that’s important to us.”

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