This is the website of Eelco Runia, award-winning Dutch novelist and philosopher of history. About his key theme Runia remarked: ‘I keep believing that with every new book or article I make a fresh start – only to discover, afterwards, that what I’ve written is just one more variation on what clearly is my theme: the scandal of discontinuity’.

Runia has published several acclaimed books – books that not only break new ground but are also hailed as being elegantly written. He has contributed to the major Dutch newspapers, appeared on television and has lectured widely in Europe and the United States.