Flemish award-winning author Peter Terrin (1968) will be our guest at the writer’s residency in Amsterdam from the 9th of March till the 5th of April.
Peter Terrin says he started writing after having read De donkere kamer van Damokles (The Darkroom of Damocles, Heinemann, London: 1962) by Dutch writer W.F. Hermans, a book that changed his life. Like Hermans, he is so fascinated by typewriters that he collects them. Terrin published five novels and two collections of short stories that have been awarded several times. For his second collection of short stories De bijeneters (The Bee Eaters) he has been awarded the Prize for Literature 2008 from the Province of West-Flanders, for his novel De bewaker (The guard, London, Quercus: 2012) he received the European Union Prize For Literature 2010 and last year Terrin won the AKO Literature Prize (one of the biggest literature prizes in The Netherlands) for his most recent novel Post Mortem, a novel about ‘the love for writing and the love for a child’. This novel, well received by reviewers has now also been selected for the longlist of the Libris Literature Prize 2013.
During his stay as writer in residence, Peter Terrin will perform at the Amsterdam Booknight on Friday the 22th of March, and on Thursday the 28th, he will be a guest at Letteren &cetera, a monthly talkshow hosted by Pieter Steinz, the director of the Dutch Foundation of Literature.