Dirk van Harten (1971) is an independent journalist and historian. He writes on a number of subjects for newspapers, magazines, press agencies and websites. He is also an experienced editor. He writes in both Dutch an English and, if necessary, can illustrate his stories with the photographs he takes.
Together with his colleague Martijn van der Kooij he published the books Mark Rutte. Alleen voor de politiek (2010), a biography of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, and Lui, links en lak aan de burger. Vooroordelen over ambtenaren (2007), on prejudices against civil servants. He also cooperated on Gevoelige snaren (2004), a collection of interviews on music.
Since 2008 Dirk van Harten works as a foreign correspondent and divides his time between Amsterdam, Sofia, Bucharest and Athens.