Joost Zwagerman


Age: 51

Summary: Dutch best-selling writer, poet and columnist considered as one of the country's most popular writers of his generation who first gained a large readership with his 1989 novel Gimmick! about the racy, hedonistic Amsterdam art scene of the 1980's and caused quite a stir with his next book Bad Light (1991), in which he tells of the fatal love of a student for a prostitute but who had also published several collections of essays and poetry.

Cause of Death: Suicide by unknown method

Born: November 18, 1963

Died: September 8, 2015

Haarlem, the Netherlands