Elvin Post

Elvin Post (b. 1973) is the son of Rotterdam’s thriller author Jacques Post. After an internship with a literary agency in Amsterdam, he left for New York where he worked for a year for Ralph Vicinanza, agent for Stephen King, among others, and began freelance writing about crime fiction for a national Dutch newspaper. Once back in The Netherlands, he wrote his first thriller, Groene vrijdag (‘Green Friday’, 2004), and this makes him the first beginner to win the Golden Noose. Vals Beeld (‘Fake’) was also nominated. He lives in Rotterdam with his American wife and daughter.



(Ambo Anthos, 2006, 292 pages)

Two security guards at an American museum are sitting in their office at night, oblivious to what’s going on outside. The bell rings. One of the guards looks up and, seeing a uniformed police officer, opens the door. He is staring straight into the barrel of a pistol. The intruders take pictures from the wall, wrap them up, and disappear. Fantasy? No, this really happened, in an American museum. Dutch author Elvin Post decided to base his second book on the incident.

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