Zagreb, Budapest
Croatian and Hungarian editions

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse

On April 4 - 5 Frank will present the Croatian edition of Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse in Zagreb and Djakovo. On May 29 - 30 he will visit Budapest for the launch of the Hungarian translation.
Choke Valley
Swedish, Italian, French rights sold

On the origin of stories

Franks new book - 'Choke Valley, on the origin of stories' - ranked #1 on the bestsellerlist of the leading Dutch eveningpaper NRC Handelsblad for weeks on a row. It's in its 4th printrun since release in November. Click for details and foreign rights.

Choke Valley - Praise in all media

‘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, a writer of literature.’ - de Volkskrant. ‘Each and every one of the stories Westerman digs up is brilliant. Choke Valley is a real success as a book. Enthusiasm is paramount’ - NRC. ‘Choke Valley is a non-fiction book that does not need the qualification ‘literary’ for it to be considered ‘impressive’ - Het Parool.

filming has started in early 2014

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse

A documentary is being made based on Frank's book 'Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse'. Director: Hans Fels. Producer: Pieter van Huystee. First shooting days in Spring 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.
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.