Ron has been in the book business since the late 1980s. He graduated with a degree in Bookselling and Publishing from the Frederik Muller Academy (now part of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam—a college for media studies). For 16 years he worked as a bookseller and book buyer for Waterstone’s Booksellers. Ron is also a translator with a degree from the Intituut voor Tolken en Vertalen (Institute for Interpreting and Translating), Utrecht, and has translated selected works by Mike Boddé and Arnon Grunberg, among others. Ron has been part of the Amsterdam Writing Workshops since its founding in 2003.