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Peter Terrin


Peter Terrin © Marco Mertens

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Peter Terrin, b. 1968, Tielt/Belgium, writes plays, short stories and novels in Dutch. He also authors regular columns for the Dutch and Belgian media.

After debuting with Kras (tr.: Scratch, 2001) he published five more novels and two collections of short stories. His fourth novel The Guard (2009, Eng. 2013) has been translated into more than ten languages and won the European Union Prize for Literature. He was awarded the prestigious ECI Literatuurprijs for his novel Post Mortem (2012, Eng. 2015). At times using absurd elements, his stories describe the challenges and existential questions of everyday life.

Peter Terrin is a luminary of contemporary Flemish literature and has been invited to numerous national and international literary festivals, including the Magazine Festival in Ghent and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.



Vrouwen en kinderen eerst
De Bezige Bij
Amsterdam, 2004

De bijeneters
De Arbeiderspers
Amsterdam, 2006

The Guard
Maclehoe Press
London, 2013
[tr.: David Colmer]

Monte Carlo
De Bezige Bij
Amsterdam, 2014

Post Mortem
Maclehose Press
London, 2015
[tr.: Laura Watkinson]

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