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Peter Zantingh

Peter Zantingh (b. 1983) is a writer of fiction and non-fiction and an editor of the weekend edition of NRC. He debuted in 2011 with Een uur en achttien minute (One Hour and Eighteen Minutes), which was nominated for the Dioraphte, a literary prize for the best young adult novel. The novel Na Mattias (After Mattias, 2018) was a modest bestseller in Germany. His experience of becoming a father inspired In the Meantime, which has been shortlisted for the 2023 Libris Literature Prize.

Na Mattias

Na Mattias

(Das Mag, 2018, 200 pagina's)

Nine lives intersect in a more or less random fashion, touched in one way or another by the death of Mattias. As the novel begins, we are left in the dark as to what has happened. All we know is that a young man has died. Tracing his way expertly through a tangle of storylines, Peter Zantingh subtly shows how lives touch, diverge and fold around one another. Connections that are not immediately apparent suddenly swim into focus, triggering a surge of emotion. A novel about loss and grief, chance and fate, written with haunting musicality.

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Tussentijds

Tussentijds

(Das Mag, 2022, 175 pagina's)

In a moving and layered novel, Peter Zantingh explores the key issue of our time: is it unconscionable to fulfil your desire to have children in a world that’s at risk of becoming unlivable? With his precise prose and compassionate eye, this author transforms a major dilemma into an intimate human story.

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