Adriaan van Dis


Country: The Netherlands

Adriaan Van Dis is an acclaimed Dutch novelist. Raised in a colonial family with colored roots in the Dutch Indies, he deals with themes of identity and war traumas. He has written three successful and award-winning novels about an uprooted family torn apart by silenced grief. Migration and integration are his themes.

Adriaan Van Dis adalah seorang novelis Belanda ternama. Dibesarkan dalam keluarga kolonial dengan latar belakang penuh warna di Hindia Belanda, ia erat dengan tema-tema mengenai identitas dan trauma perang. Ia telah menulis tiga novel yang sangat sukses dan memenangkan penghargaan yang berkisah tentang sebuah keluarga yang terenggut dan terkoyak oleh kesedihan yang terbungkam. Migrasi dan integrasi adalah tema-tema karyanya.

Appearing in

Festival Club | A Storyteller’s Life

Adriaan van Dis’ book Repatriated was published to great acclaim and translated around the world – so naturally, the next step was to team up with Peter van Dongen for …


Main Program | Blending In, Blending Out

In our globalized world, love, work, curiosity and the quest for a better life mean we’re moving across borders, languages and cultures like never before. Our panelists have all called …


Special Event | A Night of Narrative at Nusantara

Our Festival writers can certainly weave a story or two. Take a culinary journey across the bountiful island of Bali in the finest literary company. Enjoy exceptional Balinese cuisine at …