Architectural Gems: Past and Present

Architectural Gems: Past and Present

…the tarnished nameplate fixed to the wall: Begijnhof Sint-Catharine. Passing a gatehouse, they emerge into a large courtyard. Brick buildings on all sides rise three-storeys high, each façade decorated with crow-stepped gables, typical of sixteenth-century houses of...
Newspaper Article: Gazet van Antwerpen, Thursday 24 February 2022

Newspaper Article: Gazet van Antwerpen, Thursday 24 February 2022

Australian writer Lisa Medved chooses Antwerp as the setting for her first novel. Feud between Lucas Vorsterman and Rubens is food for thriller.   Who was Lucas Vorsterman, and why was he arguing with Rubens? Australian literary debutante Lisa Medved sheds light...
When Fact Becomes Fiction

When Fact Becomes Fiction

I was recently interviewed by a journalist about the release of my historical thriller The Engraver. The Dutch edition of De Graveur spins the tale of famous Baroque painter Rubens, his chief engraver Lucas Vorsterman and a stolen treasure. When the journalist asked...

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