Gerbrand Bakker has won the Premi Llibreter 2012 for his debut novel Boven is het stil (2006), which was published this year by the new publishing house Rayo Verde in Barcelona, both in Spanish (translated by Julio Grande as Todo está tranquilo arriba) and in Catalan (translated by Maria Rossich Andreu as A dalt tot està tranquil).
The prize was presented on 25 June by the Catalan Booksellers Guild. Previous winners include Sándor Marai (Embers), J.M. Coetzee (Age of Iron) en David Vann (Legend of a Suicide). This is the tenth literary prize awarded for Boven is het stil. In 2010 the English translation, entitled The Twin, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.