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The Bulletin at 60: Thriller writer Jeremy Duns enjoyed ‘deep-deep’ into Belgian life during his Bulletin years

MeWhen I started working for The Bulletin, I had lived in Brussels for some time and was an avid reader of the magazine while searching for a glamorous job and trying to make sense of this strange country I had moved to. It was a great place to work, both in terms of colleagues and the freedom to develop ideas.

The challenge was finding new topics to write about. Editor Brigid encouraged the editorial staff to always look for story ideas. Anything you see, read, or experience can become an article. One week we might interview a hat designer, the next we might interview the man who arrested Nazi Joachim von Ribbentrop after World War II.

It was a close-knit team and we were all keen to delve as deeply into Belgium as possible. I think it helped me later in my writing and editing career.

Photoshopped into a comically brooding James Bond mockup cover was my retirement gift from a colleague and is still proudly in my den. Bulletin has long held a very special place in Belgian cultural life. We wish you success in the years to come.

One of my favorite pieces was an interview with Jean-Claude Van Damme It took about 9 months to set up. The escaped story is Ahlbeek’s Madonna! She is said to have been a back-up dancer for disco sensation Patrick Hernandez and sang back-up vocals on his hits. born to liveRumor has it she temporarily lived in Aalbeke with Hernández while they were on tour.

Jeremy Duns is the author of Dead Drop: The True Story of Oleg Penkovsky and the Cold War’s Most Dangerous Operation, spy novels Free Agent, Song Of Treason, The Moscow Option, and Spy Out The Land. is. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times and was a thriller critic for The Times. He lives in the Aland Islands, between Sweden and Finland.



https://www.thebulletin.be/bulletin-60-thriller-writer-jeremy-duns-enjoyed-digging-deep-belgian-life-during-his-bulletin-years The Bulletin at 60: Thriller writer Jeremy Duns enjoyed ‘deep-deep’ into Belgian life during his Bulletin years

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