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Johan de Boose

Johan de Boose

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Johan de Boose (b. 1962) writes novels, non-fiction, poems and stage plays. He is the author of The Puppeteer and the She-Devil, a non-fiction book about the war in Yugoslavia, Blood Witnesses, a novel about the Second World War, and Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules, the script for a theatrical creation by Jan Fabre. Johan de Boose’s work has won him the Halewijn Prize, the Henriette Roland Holst Prize and the Cutting Edge Award. As well as writing, he performs his own scripts.


Recent title – English material available

Cursed Wood (Het vloekhout), 2018

A great Russian writer lurks in the soul of Johan de Boose. The plot of Cursed Wood is as hilarious as it is brilliant. – Stefan Hertmans, author of War and Turpentine and The Convert