Frank Westerman

Frank Westerman (1964) is a Dutch writer and a former journalist. He studied tropical agricultural engineering at Wageningen University and worked as a news correspondent for de Volkskrant in Belgrade and NRC Handelsblad in Moscow. He is currently a full-time writer of non-fiction books, among which are The Republic of Grain (1999), Engineers of the Soul (2002), Ararat (2007), Brother Mendel’s Perfect Horse (2011), Choke Valley (2013), We, Hominids (2018) and The Cosmic Comedy (2021).

‘A perceptive, passionate writer, with a line in memorable observations.’ Sunday Telegraph