Joost de Vries (b. 1983) studied journalism and history in Utrecht. Since 2007 he has been an editor and literary critic at De Groene Amsterdammer. He burst onto the Dutch literary scene with Clausewitz (2010), a biblio-thriller inspired by the work of one of his great heroes, Harry Mulisch. The Republic is his second novel. De Vries ranks as one of Dutch literature’s major new talents and this year he was awarded the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium.
Joost de Vries will talk to Rosie Goldsmith during the High Impact. Literature from the Low Countries event on 17 January at the Tabernacle in London. Other guests include Herman Koch, David Nicholls, Esther Gerritsen, Sam Garrett and Jonathan Gibbs.