Riverhead’s Courtney Young Goes to Amsterdam for Dutch Foundation for Literature Fellowship
Last month, Riverhead Executive Editor Courtney Young spent a week in Amsterdam as part of a fellowship hosted by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. The fellowship was intended to introduce English-language nonfiction editors to the publishing market in the Netherlands and build relationships between Dutch, English, and American publishers. Courtney joined nine editors from the UK – including Penguin Random House UK editors Jack Ramm from Viking, Sarah Rigby from Hutchinson, and Laura Stickney from Penguin Press – for visits to bookstores, publishers, and art galleries, where they networked and heard mini-lectures on art, philosophy, history, politics, and science.
“I was honored to be invited to take part in this wonderful and informative program,” Courtney says. “The Foundation and the Dutch publishers we met went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and it was also a great opportunity to get better acquainted with some of my UK colleagues.”