All of these books are published in Dutch,
by recognized publishing houses. In the last two 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 Fat and VJ Gabriel Kousbroek.
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).
In the fall of 1999 his latest book of non-fiction was
published: We call them Roses, a collection of
personal impressions gathered during five years of travelling
through the Balkan region. The book reached the longlist
of the 'Gouden Uil Literatuurprijs 2000' (Golden Owl Literature
Price of Flanders).
In 1995, Serge lived for a while in Sarajevo. Before that, he lived in Oss and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Luverne Minnesota (USA) and France. Currently he lives in Brussels, Belgium.
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 was an initiative of the LiteraturWERKstatt Berlin: it crossed Europe from Lisbon via Madrid, Paris, Lille and Brussels, all the way to Kaliningrad, the Baltic states, Leningrad, Moscow, and then back through Minsk and Warshaw to the final stop: Berlin. Coming winter his novel Boulevard Oktoberrevolution will appear, a heavyweight novel of six hundred pages, set in an unspecified beleaguered city 'somewhere far away in Europe'.
Serge is working as a feelance reporter, especially on
Balcan matters, for Dutch and Flemish media (De Nieuwe
Revu, De Groene Amsterdammer, De Morgen, Express).
The stranger here once was a child at his own home
© Serge van Duijnhoven, 2002