Jelle Brandt Corstius
Jelle Brandt Corstius (b. 1978) is a writer, Russia expert and travel-documentary maker. His last book, Ash in the Bag (2016), was nominated for NS Readers’ Prize (NS Publieksprijs). After making a name for himself on Dutch television with his travels in Russia, Brandt Corstius embarked on journeys through the Caucuses and India. His travels have also provided the inspiration for a number of his books, including Small Countries-Reports from the Caucuses (2009), From Moscow to Medan (2010) and From Bakoe to Batoemi (2012).