As a writer Roel Twijnstra wrote three books about dramaturgy, playwriting and how to analyse a show. They are compulsory on Dutch theatre schools. Recently he published his first novel “Een Zulu op mijn bank. ” It was translated into English with the title ”Zulu crush.” Monthly he writes a column on his website www.roeltwijnstra.nl. At the moment writing “Theatre directing in South Africa “, publication in 2014.