BORN 1964, Emmen, The Netherlands
LIVES&WORKS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Born in 1964 in Emmen in the Netherlands, after studying tropical agricultural engineering at Wageningen University, Frank Westerman became a freelance journalist and worked as correspondent in Belgrade and Moscow. He is the author of Engineers of the Soul (2010), Ararat (2008), Brother Mendel’s Perfect Horse (2012), among others. His novels and reportages deal with racism, identity and power. His works have received many awards both at home and abroad. He is now living in Amsterdam as a full-time writer of non-fiction. His latest titles published in Italy include We, Hominids (Iperborea, 2022) and Dittico idraulico, Venezia, Vajont e Il sorriso del salmone (wetlands, 2022), is presented in Venice at Incroci di civiltà 2022.