Ruben Mersch (b. 1976) studied biology and philosophy. By a stroke of fate he found himself in the pharmaceutical industry after graduating. Then he decided to be a writer and became a columnist for De Standaard. His first book, ‘Blinkerthinking’ (2012), sold 15.000 copies and was published in German translation by Goldmann Verlag (2014).
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