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The Word festival's Dutch programme (see feature, page 13) includes: Transplantation - The Aspect of Migration in the new novel. Adriaan van Dis, Margriet de Moor and Abdelkader Benali discuss migration and multiculturism in Dutch writing at the ICA, SW1, Mon 22, 7.30pm. pounds 7/pounds 5. 0171 930 3647. From Fact to Fiction features Connie Palmen, Marcel Moring and Patricia de Martelaere on the subject of truth and the documentary novel at the ICA, SW1, Thurs 25, 7.30pm. pounds 7/pounds 5. 0171 930 3647. Hugo Claus and Cees Nooteboom present Between Heaven and Earth, an evening of reading and discussion of Dutch and Flemish literature at the British Library, NW1, Fri 26, 6.15pm. pounds 5/pounds 3.50. 0171 412 7222.

The Word festival runs until Sun 28 and holds up to 20 events a day with leading writers, in various venues, including readings, workshops, discussions and film screenings introduced by authors. For further information visit the website