Maarten ’t Hart

Maarten ‘t Hart (b. 1944) has published more than forty books since his debut in 1971. His classic novel 'A Flight of Curlews' (1978) sold over one million copies.

Photo: Gerard Wessel

In Germany, where ‘t Hart has been a bestselling author since The Fury of the Whole World (1993), the magazine Der Spiegel described him as a ‘wonderfully old-fashioned story-teller’. 2015 saw the publication of his memoir Magdalena, a universal story recognizable to every mother and son but also a personal, critical take on religion. A biologist as well as a specialist on classical music, he published a book about his personal fascination for Johannes Sebastian Bach (2000, new edition 2018).

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