Website about writer Geert Mak, containing i.a. essays, interviews, a bibliography and information about his books
Geert Mak grew up in the reformed Friesland. He studied state-law and law-sociology at the University of Amsterdam, thought for a short period at the University of Utrecht after which he chose for a career in journalism. In 1992 his debut 'De engel van Amsterdam'(The angel of Amsterdam) was published in which he describes the social culture of the capitol-city. For his own saga 'De eeuw van mijn vader'(1999) (The century of my father) he received the 'Trouw' audience-award. Besides this he wrote a couple of books and sagas, in which he describes the history of the Netherlands through the social awareness of the people.