Author

Joost de Vries

Joost de Vries (b. 1983) studied journalism and history in Utrecht. Since 2007 he has been an editor and literary critic at De Groene Amsterdammer. He burst onto the Dutch literary scene with Clausewitz (2010), a biblio-thriller inspired by the work of one of his great heroes, Harry Mulisch. In 2013 he was awarded the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium, and his second novel The Republic won the Golden Owl Award in 2014.

Clausewitz

Clausewitz

(Prometheus, 2010, 229 pages)

While planning his thesis about Ferdynand LeFebvre, the famous author who disappeared without trace, young doctoral student E.T.A Modderman decides to plagiarize one of his books. The result is Clausewitz, a novel teeming with quotations and pastiche, sparkling metaphors and hilarious turns of phrase.

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The Republic

The Republic

(Prometheus, 2013, 264 pages)

The mysterious death of a prominent professor of Hitler Studies marks the start of a humorous and intellectually-challenging book, a combination of campus novel and spy thriller.

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Old Masters

Old Masters

(Prometheus, 2017, 303 pages)

The greatest tragedy in the lives of the two brothers Edmund and Sieger van Zeeland, is that they were born in the wrong century. In every other way, they are privileged: intelligent, gallant men who need no one but themselves. They both stumble into adventures that put their self-sufficiency to the test.

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