Pieter Waterdrinker (Haarlem 1961) worked in Moscow for over 25 years as a correspondent for De Telegraaf, the VPRO and Vrij Nederland, among others, and also wrote an extensive literary oeuvre of 10 novels and six collections of short stories, often using Russia and the former Soviet Union as a backdrop. Among others, he wrote the bestsellers Poubelle, Tchaikovsky Street 40 and De Rat van Amsterdam. His work is internationally acclaimed and translated worldwide. His latest book Van huis en haard is a diary about the past year, describing his departure from Russia. Waterdrinker currently lives in the south of France.
Photography: Julia Lisyak