Choke Valley
Rights sold to Sweden, France, Italy, Spain 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.
New editions
Polish, Afrikaans

El Negro and I

Franks book 'El Negro and I' will have two more editions: in Polish, and Afrikaans (which brings the number of translations for this title to 9). Internationally, Frank will take part in the festivals of Sarzana (Italy), Morges (France) and Göteborg (all in september).

Choke Valley: Shortlisted for AKO Literatureprize ('Dutch Bookerprize')!

Shortlisted for the AKO 'best literary book of the year'-prize 2014. ‘Terrifyingly exciting. A masterly book. Frank Westerman is lord and master of non-fiction.’ - DWDD. ‘Choke Valley is the seventh jewel in Frank Westerman’s crown; a great European author.’ - Volkskrant. ‘Each and every one of the stories Westerman digs up is brilliant. Choke Valley is a real success. Enthusiasm is paramount’ - NRC. 'Non-fiction that does not need the qualification ‘literary’ for it to be considered ‘impressive’ - Parool.

Just released


Publishing House Gendai Shokan has just released Ararat in Japanese. The translation is by Yuichi Shimomura, who also translated 'El Negro and I'. 'Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse' will follow in 2014.
over 40 editions

Frank's books in 15 languages

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

Autumn 2015: Italian, French and Swedish editions of Choke Valley

Frank has presented the Italian translation of Choke Valley in both Milano and Sarzana (Festival della Mente) on 3 and 4 September, the French one on September 5 in Morgues (near Geneva) and the Swedish edition on two occasions at the Gothenburg Bookfair on September 25 and 26. The Polish edition of 'El Negro and I' will be launched in Warsaw, October 19th.