Author Archives: Serge R. van Duijnhoven

About Serge R. van Duijnhoven

Serge R. van Duijnhoven (1970) is schrijver, dichter en historicus. Woonachtig te Brussel, geboren in Oss (Noord-Brabant, NL). Oprichter van tijdboek MillenniuM en de Stichting Kunstgroep Lage Landen. Verbleef in Sarajevo voor De Morgen en de Volkskrant. Debuteerde in 1993 met de dichtbundel Het paleis van de slaap (Prometheus). Frontman van het muziekgezelschap Dichters dansen niet. Recente publicaties: De zomer die nog komen moest (Nieuw Amsterdam), Klipdrift (Nieuw Amsterdam),{Balkan}Wij noemen het rozen (Podium), Fotografen in tijden van oorlog (Ludion), Obiit in orbit; aan het andere einde van de nacht (De Bezige Bij), Bloedtest (De Bezige Bij) en Ossensia Brabantse gezangen (Jan Cunen). Serge van Duijnhoven is freelance medewerker van Vrij Nederland, De Groene Amsterdammer, alsmede van De Morgen en NRC-Handelsblad. Over de auteur: `Een belangwekkend schrijver.' - Alfred Kossman in het Rotterdams Dagblad ‘Vergeleken met het bleke proza van auteurs als Grunberg en Giphart, is de beeldspraak van Van Duijnhoven ongemeen rijk, ik zou bijna zeggen: ouderwets artistiek.’ - Bart Vervaeck in De Morgen Serge R. van Duijnhoven (born 1970 in Oss, in the south of the Netherlands) is a performing poet, novelist, playwright, historian and art-editor. He is the author of numerous books of fiction and non-fiction. Among them four books of poems: The Palace of Sleep (1993), Copycat (1996), End of the Line: Phantom City (1997), Obiit in Orbit; at the other end of the night (1999), Bloodtest (2003) and Klipdrift (2008). Furthermore: We Call them Roses (1999), The Summer that Still Had to Come (2007). All of these books are published in Dutch, by recognized publishing houses. In some of the books cd's are included. Since 1995 the author performs his poetry with electronic music and video-projections in his literary band 'Dichters Dansen Niet' (Poets Don't Dance), together with DJ Fred dB. Van Duijnhoven also wrote a minibiography on the late emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie (1993), and a monologue for theatre Songs of Vranje (2000) that was published at TeleXpress and played throughout the Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe 2001 events at Las Palmas. He was the winner of the Nova Makedonia Poetry Award at the Poetry Festival of Struga 1995, and the Initiator of MillenniuM; the periodical 'timebook' of the Art Group of the Lowlands. For the occasion of the Struga Poetry Evenings, Serge's poetry was translated into Macedonian by Suzana Dapcevka, and published by Detska Radost (Palatata da sonot, 1995). Photographers in Wartime (2002), a book with an extended essay and stirring photos from reknown ‘eyes of the war’ like Nachtwey, Tim Page a.o., appeared in 2002 both in English and Dutch within the Ludion-Beaux Arts collection in cooperation with the Flanders Fields World War I Museum in Ieper. In the summer of 2000 he participated in the Literaturexpress; a train with about one hundred European writers on board, representing fourtythree European countries. The train crossed Europe from Lisbon through Brussels all the way to Moscow, and then back through Minsk and Warshaw to its final destination: Berlin. Currently SvD is living and working in Brussels Belgium as a writer of filmscripts.

Colonel Kurtz in Sarajevo

The motivation felt by war reporters may sound noble and altruistic – the world must know what is happening, politicians must be driven to action, etc. – but their true motives are often extremely idiosyncratic. A French female reporter for … Continue reading

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CINEMA KOMUNISTO – INTERVIEW WITH SERBIAN DIRECTOR MILA TURAJLIC

A THRILLING DOCUMENTARY BY MILA TURAJLIC http://www.cinemakomunisto.com/trailer/   January 29th Cinema Komunisto, the impressive documentary of young Serbian director Mila Turajlic , will premiere in Belgrade. At the latest edition of the IDFA festival in Amsterdam, the movie was shown … Continue reading

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DE ZEEMEEUW VAN TITO – Het vlaggenschip van de laatste leider van De Derde Weg

Tijdens Tito’s leven bood de Galeb plaats aan ontmoetingen en conferenties. Nu ligt het voormalige vlaggenschip van de Joegoslavische marine te roesten aan een afgelegen kade op een scheepswerf in Rijeka. Van het luxe, luisterrijke jacht van maarschalk Josip Broz … Continue reading

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