Quality Non-Fiction from Holland Autumn 2012
Deception, Desire, Shooting, Mirrors, Princess: the cover of the new Quality Non-Fiction from Holland 2012 seems to promise thrillers or romantic fiction, but it really is all about non-fiction – literary non-fiction that from time to time deliberately tests the boundary with fiction.
Tim Krabbé says of his book on the Columbine shootings: ‘I quickly realized that the subject was too interesting for a novel.’ Geert Mak follows the American author John Steinbeck on his journey through the United States, about which he wrote Travels With Charley fifty years ago. Coen Simon uses experiences from his own life in a philosophical contemplation of desire, and Roelf Bolt playfully unmasks forgers of artworks, design objects and documents of all sorts. The young historian Lodewijk Petram tells the stories of the people behind the first stock-market transactions in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, and the other authors in this brochure further demonstrate that at its best, history writing is literature.
Quality Non-Fiction from Holland 2012 presents ten titles on extremely diverse subjects, all of them distinguished by an original approach and literary style.
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