Arthur van den Elzen

Arthur van den Elzen

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Arthur van den Elzen (1964) was born in the Netherlands. He studied Communications at the University of Nijmegen in his home country and did his thesis at an educational radiostation in Riobamba, Ecuador. Afterwards he worked for two networks of these so called Radios Populares in Ecuador (6 years) & Guatemala (3 years), before settling down in Ecuador.

Nowadays, he runs a hotel & restaurant in the Andean market town of Otavalo, together with his wife Wendy. Also he permanently works on a personal blog ( and writes nonfiction books. He has published five books so far (mainly in Dutch) and is working on a sixth. Histories that took place in Mexico, Guatemala & Ecuador. 14 days in May is so far the only personal story he wrote about his family. Arthur’s first book in English.

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