Florian Duijsens

Born in the Netherlands, Florian Duijsens attended Maastricht University, where he received an M.A. in Arts & Sciences with a thesis about the politics of contemporary superheroes. With the support of a Fulbright Graduate Study Grant, Florian then attended the New School for Social Research in New York, graduating with honors and receiving an M.A. in Liberal Studies with a thesis about sentimentality as a rhetorical strategy in popular music, literature, and film.

He has lived in Berlin since 2007, working as a freelance academic editor and as a music, food, and travel writer (for National Geographic Traveler, the Guardian, Stil in Berlin, amongst others). He is the Senior Editor of Asymptote, an online journal for literature in translation, and the Fiction Editor of SAND Journal in Berlin.



Recent publications:
"An interview with David Mitchell," July 2013, in Asymptote Journal
"A Review of Giorgio Vasta's Time on my Hands," April 2013, in Asymptote Journal
"Gone," translation of an essay by Peter Vermeersch, April 2013, in Spolia