Author

Jan-Willem Anker

Jan-Willem Anker (b. 1978) has written three collections of poetry. His debut Inzinkingen (Breakdown, 2005) won the Jo Peters poetry prize.

Inzinkingen

(De Bezige Bij, 2005, 63 pages)

Kaalslag, een autokerkhof, ontbladering, skeletten: voorbeelden van belangrijke ingrediƫnten van de gedichten waarmee het poƫziedebuut van Jan-Willem Anker (1978) opent. Alles bladdert er, verbrokkelt, barst, breekt, kapseist, is uitgewoekerd, valt uit elkaar, zakt weg, zinkt in.

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A Civilised Man

A Civilised Man

(De Arbeiderspers, 2012, 366 pages)

A Civilised Man is based on actual events: the looting of the marble treasures of the Acropolis, which were taken to London by Lord Elgin. The story behind this sensational affair has been transformed into an exciting, beautifully written debut novel.

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