David van Reybrouck
David van Reybrouck (1971) studied archaeology and philosophy at Leuven University. He has a master’s degree in World Archaeology from Cambridge and obtained a doctorate from the University of Leiden in 2000. Today, he is a cultural historian affiliated with the Catholic University of Leuven and works as a freelancer for the Belgian daily newspaper, De Morgen. He won the Belgian Literary Debut Prize with De plaag in 2002.