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.
A Word a Word
Rights sold: Germany, Italy

New #6 in top 10

Summer 2016. 'The pen is mightier than the sword.' Is that actually true? Frank Westerman tests the strength of the free word under the pressure of present-day terrorism since Charlie Hebdo. German and Italian rights sold.

German and Italian rights sold before release of the original Dutch title

'A Word a Word', Franks new book, will get a German and Italian translation. Links Verlag in Berlin will publish the German edition before the Frankfurt Bookfair in October [see jacket]. Iperborea in Milaan will take care of the Italian translation. 'A Word a Word' is Franks sixth title in Germany and his fifth in Italy.

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.