Status active
Founded 1987
Country of origin Netherlands
Headquarters location Hilversum / Nijmegen
Key people Jan van Herpen (1987-2008)
Willem Huberts 1987-present)
Gerben Wynia (1995-present)
Publication types Books, eBooks
Nonfiction topics literature, literary history
Official website www.uitgeverijflanor.nl

Flanor (Dutch: "Uitgeverij Flanor") is a Dutch publishing house that was founded in 1987 by Jan van Herpen, Willem Huberts and Gerben Wynia. The name "Flanor" is an acronym: Felicitatem Librorum Amor Nobis Originalem Reddit (meaning: the love for books brings us back to the origin of happiness).


Since 1980 a small group of young students and researchers gathered to discuss each other's findings when reading and researching (mostly) Dutch literature. Their group name was Flanor, after a person of literary nineteenth century Dutch fiction. After a while they expressed their wish to publish their findings in such a way others could benefit. That was the start of Flanor as a publishing house. The company specialized in publishing literature and literary research. The literary-historical and (auto)biographical texts which Flanor publishes circle just outside the mainstream. In spite of that, among the authors Flanor published are some well-known names in contemporary Dutch literature.


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