About Me

Ernst Bruinsma (Heerenveen, 1966) studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Groningen (1986-1992) and wrote a dissertation at the University of Antwerp.

Currently he is the director of Leeuwarden UNESCO City of Literature. He also works as a publisher at Afûk in the city of Leeuwarden

He writes about Flemish, Dutch and Frisian literature on a regular basis and is one of the editors of the Collected Works of Louis Paul Boon. He was associated with the Documentation Centre of Louis Paul Boon (1992-2004) at the University of Antwerp.

In recent years, he was editor-in-chief of the bilingual cultural and literary magazine de Moanne (2002-2019). Editor of the series ‘Minsken en Boeken’ (People and Books) of the Fryske Akademy (Frisian Academy).

In earlier years, he was editor of the series ‘Over de Roman’ (On the Novel) (Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep / Atlas-Contact) in which essays of A.F.Th. Van der Heijden, Connie Palmen, Bas Heijne, Marcel Möring and Oek de Jong were published.

Ernst Bruinsma was also editor of the magazines Literatuur, Zacht Lawijd and De kantieke schoolmeester and wrote for DW&B, Ons Erfdeel & Boekblad. Nowadays fhe writes on biographies for Biografieportaal.