In May and June 2017, Bildts writer and editor-in-chief Gerard Marcel de Jong (1979, St.-Anne) stayed in Donostia, Basque Country, as part of the Other Words program. There he worked on his debut, the Bildts novella ‘Blau fan dagen, griis fan ônrust’ (‘Blue of days, grey of unrest’). His stay there resulted in an essay about the threats and opportunities for his own small language, Bildts. ‘Footsteps in the clay: towards a new awareness for the Bildts language’.
Gerard De Jong
Triptych is the title Cathal gave the creative prose work he started during his period of residence in Maribor in Slovenia in autumn 2016. He started with an idea for three conjoined short stories but the work went in the direction of a novella.