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. The Republic is his second novel. De Vries ranks as one of Dutch literature’s major new talents and this year he was awarded the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium.

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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