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Johan de Boose

Johan de Boose (b. 1962) has a doctorate in Slavonic Studies and has worked as an author and actor with various theatre groups and as a producer and presenter for television and radio. Since 2003, he has devoted himself full-time to writing poetry, literary non-fiction and fiction about his travels in eastern Europe. He has won several awards, including the Halewijnprijs and the Cutting Edge Award in the category of best Dutch-language book for his novel ‘Blood Witnesses’. In 'Cursed Wood' Johan de Boose takes the reader on a journey past the most dramatic events in European history, all of which a piece of wood has witnessed.

Photo © Michiel Hendryckx