Hester Velmans is a novelist and prize-winning translator of literary fiction. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up tri-lingual, having lived in Paris, Geneva, London and New York. After a rewarding but stressful career in the magazine and TV news business, she moved to the Berkshires to write and translate full time. She is a 2015 NEA Translation Fellow and the author of two popular children’s books: Isabel of the Whales and Jessaloup’s Song.
Loet Velmans honored at Hague on anniversary of daring escape from Nazis in 1940
Sheffield resident Loet Velmans, survivor of a daring escape from Holland in a lifeboat, aptly named The Seaman’s Hope on May 14, 1940, compared his own plight to that of today’s boat people in th
Berkshire-based relief efforts seek donations to aid stricken Nepal
There are two organizations with roots right here in the Berkshires that already have boots on the ground in Nepal and are up and running, hard at work with crucial relief efforts. For those who woul