Authors / Bart Chabot

Bart Chabot

Bart Chabot

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Bart Chabot (b. 1954) began his career as a poet with Popcorn in 1980. He broke through to a larger audience with his four-part biography of the Dutch musician Herman Brood. In 2008 he was awarded the Johnny van Doorn Prize for spoken letters. In 2011 his book Deeper Layers, a personal account of Chabot’s cerebellar pontine angle tumour, was published, as were his debut novel Triggerhappy in 2013 and the novel Easy Street in 2016.


Recent title – English material available:

Hartritme (Pulse), 2021

Mijn vaders hand (Daddy’s Hand), 2020

Press on Daddy's Hand:

‘A heart-wrenchingly beautiful autobiographical novel about Chabot’s painful youth.’ – VOLKSKRANT MAGAZINE

‘Chabot may have, as he puts it, died a few times during his youth, but that didn’t break him. His humour, his empathy and his sense of wonder about the world around him have proudly survived. Chabot has turned it into a splendid, poetic novel with hints of magical realism.
With gentleness and even a loving gaze, he sketches his childhood and the difficult relationship with his parents that will never, not even when he is an adult, get better.’ ****1/2 – TELEGRAAF