• An illuminating look into the writing room of famous writers
• One of the principal books of Frankfurt 2016 where Flanders and The Netherlands are country of honor
"If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" - Albert Einstein
"Writing rooms" refers to the unique working places of the most famous Dutch and Flemish authors. Their doors are usually closed for the reader but just this once they allow us to enter. Where have the modern masterpieces of modern literature been written? This book gives us the answer both in words and images and also explains their working methods. Surprising, poetical, sometimes demystifying. A beautiful photography book with a literary twist.
Writers include: Kader Abdolah; Pieter Aspe; Gerbrand Bakker; Abdelkader Benali; Herman Brusselmans; A. H. J. Dautzenberg; Saskia De Coster; Middas Dekkers; Renate Dorrestein; Esther Gerritsen; Arnon Grunberg; Toine Heijmans; Kristien Hemmerechts; Stefan Hertmans; Arthur Japin; Geert Kimpen; Nicolaas Theodoor Klei; Herman Koch; Rashid Kraan; Tom Lanoye; Mariët Meester; Willem Melchior; Bart Moeyaert; Charlotte Mutsaers; Connie Palmen; Gustaaf Peek; Elvis Peeters; Marnix Peeters; Yves Petry; Eva Posthuma de Boer; Jan Siebelink; Manon Sikkel; Rosita Steenbeek; Peter Terrin; Anton Valens; Christophe Van Gerrewey; Mensje van Keulen; Dirk van Weelden; Joost Vandecasteele; Jan Vantoortelboom; Christophe Vekeman; Annelies Verbeke; Esther Verhoef; L. H. Wiener; Tommy Wieringa.
Text in English and Dutch.
Huib Afman (1972) is a writer, journalist and editor and worked for several magazines. Corné van der Stelt (1979) is a professional photographer. In 2009 he won the ''Silver camera".