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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 nonfiction 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