Maggie Ayre meets J. Bernlef

J. Bernlef (© Rob Bogaerts)

In this unedited interview, Maggie Ayre talks to Dutch writer, poet, novelist and translator J. Bernlef (1937-2012) about his latest book translated into English. He explains how he writes, why he writes, the way he writes and the themes that keep re-occurring in his work.

Interviewer: Maggie Ayre

Recorded: October 20, 1996