Jan van Mersbergen

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Jan van Mersbergen, born 1971, stands at the forefront of new Dutch writing. He has completed five novels. His concise and tense style has earned him critical acclaim and a wide readership. Morgen zijn we in Pamplona was first published in Dutch in 2007 and has already been translated into German and French.

Jan on writing Tomorrow Pamplona: “I wanted to write a story about one of the most important questions in life: what do you do: run or fight? In a bull-run the thrill comes from escape. In a boxing match you look the opponent in the eye. When these two instincts meet something extraordinary occurs.”