Frank Westerman (b. 1964) is the author of major bestsellers including The Republic of Grain (Lou de Jong Prize 2000), El Negro and Me (Golden Owl 2005) and Choke Valley (shortlisted for the AKO Literature Prize 2014). His books have received many other awards and nominations both at home and abroad and his work has been published in sixteen languages.
Recent title – English material
Een woord een woord (A Word a Word), 2016
Press on A Word a Word:
The name Frank Westerman stands for a new way of writing literature. – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
A Word a Word is many things at once: historiography, reportage, drama, opinion. And not to mention literature. This is what good non-fiction can be: a quest that goes far beyond the boundaries of the self. ****- de Volkskrant
Westerman makes you think about ideals and the means to accomplish them. **** - Het Parool
Frank Westerman has a golden pen. He is a born storyteller who uses his narratives as a weapon against further hardening and polarisation. - NRC Handelsblad
Press on Choke Valley:
Choke Valley is the seventh jewel in Frank Westerman’s crown; a great European author, a writer of literature. - De Volkskrant.
Each and every one of the stories Westerman digs up is brilliant. Choke Valley is a real success as a book. The search for and gathering together of stories was an excellent plan that has been very well executed. Enthusiasm is paramount. * * * * NRC Handelsblad.
A great book. Modern, urgent and suspenseful. -Laurent Binet (author of HhhH)
- Een woord een woord (A Word a Word), 2016
- De slag om Srebrenica (The Battle for Srebrenica), 2015
- Stikvallei (Choke Valley), 2013
- De Graanrepubliek (The Republic of Grain), 2013
- Dier, bovendier (Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse), 2010
- Ararat, 2007
- El Negro en ik (El Negro and Me), 2004
- Ingenieurs van de ziel (Engineers of the Soul), 2002