The author


Jan Buruma (1966) is writer, archivist, librarian, traveller, foreign language miracle and classical music lover. He was born and raised in the Dutch province of Friesland, lived, worked and travelled in Eastern Europe. He was freelance journalist for the former Soviet bloc.

Then he choose to write fiction. His first novel Bulgaars labyrint was published in Dutch in 2017. Het Zwarte Handboek is due to be published in 2021. In both novels the eccentric archive professor Von Falckensteyn is the main character.

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Jan Buruma (1966) is archivist, writer, traveller and a miracle with languages.