We, Hominids
Released: Oct 11 2018


'Absolutely fascinating, like Hhhh of Laurent Binet'. 'The apex, his best book so far' - De Standaard. 'A roving philosophical field trip' - Dutch Foundation for Literature. 'This is Sapiens behinds the scenes: exciting, shocking and real' - top scientist José Joordens, Naturalis.
A word a word
Rights sold: Germany, Italy, France

Volkskrant: 'Masterpiece'


Frank Westerman tests the strength of the free word under the weight of present-day terrorism since Charlie Hebdo. #2 in TOP favorite picks Bücher Magazin. Brusse-award for Best Journalistic Book 2017. Bob den Uyl-award for Best Travelogue 2017.
El Negro and I
France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Catalonia

Featured on the BBC


As a 19-year-old student of tropical agriculture, Frank Westerman found himself eye to eye with a stuffed black man in a small Spanish museum. Who was this man? And what does he tell us about colonialism, racism and 'the other'?
Choke Valley
Rights sold to Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Croatia

On the origin of stories


Franks 'Choke Valley, on the origin of stories' - shortlisted for the AKO literature prize ('Dutch Bookerprize') - is getting raving reviews in France, Italy and Sweden. It's in its 6th print run, 35.000 copies sold. Click for details and foreign rights.
Japanese
Second Japanese translation

Ararat

Publishing House Gendai Shokan has published Ararat in Japanese. The translation is by Yuichi Shimomura, who also translated 'El Negro and I'. Ararat is now available in ten languages.
Translations
over 50 editions

Frank's books in 17 languages

To date, Frank's books have been translated into Afrikaans, Armenian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Danish, German, French, English, Italian, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.
Documentary
'Perfect Horse'

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse

A documentary has been made based on Franks book 'Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse'. Director: Hans Fels. Producer: Pieter van Huystee. Released in October 2015.

Italian, French, Swedish and Spanish editions of Choke Valley

Frank has presented the Italian translation of Choke Valley in both Milano and Sarzana (Festival della Mente), the French one in Morgues (near Geneva) and the Swedish edition at the Gothenburg Bookfair. The Spanish translation was recently launched in Madrid - with interviews in La Vanguardia, La Voz de Galicia and El País.