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Frank Westerman

Frank Westerman

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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)