Johan de Boose


Johan de Boose about Yerevan

Let Me Carry Your Pain

Laat mij je pijn dragen

‘Parting is death’s little sister,’ said an elegant lady yesterday, alighting from Ero’s minibus, whil...

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Johan de Boose (1962) was born in Ghent. After receiving his doctorate, he taught at a number of colleges and universities and played an active role in the Flemish art and theatre scenes. Since 2003 he has focussed on writing, and, since his debut Fluweel van leegte (Velvet of Emptiness) (1994) he has swiftly established a wide oeuvre of novels, stories, poetry and non-fiction. His breakthrough came in 2011 with the novel Bloedgetuigen (Martyrs), a magnificent epic on the Second World War. This book received, amongst other accolades, the Halewijnprijs 2011 and the Cutting Edge Book Award 2012, and was nominated for the Gouden Boekenuil prize of the same year.

The citybooks residency of Johan de Boose in Yerevan starts the 17th of October 2012.


Johan de Boose presents himself in one minute at the citybooks group expo in De Markten, Brussels (in Dutch):



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