Author

Philip Huff

Philip Huff (b. 1984) studied philosophy and history in Amsterdam and Berlin. Huff is an award-winning author of three critically acclaimed novels, a short story collection and an essay collection on literature. His first novel Dagen van Gras (Days of Grass) came out in 2009 and was nominated for the Academia Debut Prize. In 2012, Huff’s second novel Niemand in de stad (The Empty City) was met with critical acclaim and won the Dioraphte Jongerenliteratuurprijs 2013. His most recent novel, Book of the Dead, came out in 2014.
Three of his books have been made into films, for which he wrote the screenplays. He writes for newspapers such as de Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad, and his essays and stories have been published in De Groene Amsterdammer, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. He lives alternately in Amsterdam and New York.

The Empty City

The Empty City

(De Bezige Bij, 2012, 352 pages)

Philip Hofman lives in the Orphanage, the stately home of a notorious fraternity house in Amsterdam. The twelve residents of this house live by their own rules, isolated from society, family, and girlfriends: a testing ground for the life that is awaiting them after their studies.

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Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead

(De Bezige Bij, 2014, 288 pages)

This is the story of a week in the life of Felix Post. Felix is a depressed twenty-nine year old novelist with a writer’s block. He fills the emptiness of Amsterdam’s jet set life with all kinds of alcohol and drugs.

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Website

http://www.philiphuff.net/