Jan Willem Bos (1954) is interpreter-translator, writer, publicist and lexicographer. He studied Romanian Language and Culture in Amsterdam and Comparative Literature in Illinois. In the late 70s he spent his time as a student of Romanian language in Bucharest, where he later taught Dutch between 1982-1984. In 2009 his book Verdacht. Mijn Securitatedossier (Suspect. My Securitate file) was published by Atlas. This book gives an account of Bos’ experiences with the former communist regime in Romania. In 2011 his next book appeared: Mijn Roemenië (My Romania). He translated roughly thirty books from Romanian to Dutch, among them the works of Ana Blandiana and Mrcea Cărtărescu.