An Extract from ‘The Sound of Snow’

My sensuality is not of this age There’s snow in the air. The woman hunches over the steering wheel and peers upward. No sky to be seen. Heavy clouds hang low over the road, turned a sordid yellow by the motorway lighting. ‘Is a star too much to ask for on a night like this?’…

Clarity of Head and Heart

The Enlightened Narrative Art of Arthur Japin In the course of a mere decade, Arthur Japin (1956-) has amassed a literary oeuvre of which many would be envious. He made his late literary debut in 1996 with The Magonian Tales (Magonische verhalen), which amazed connoisseurs with its fine-meshed compositions. When, one year later, he published…