Lenny Peeters (1975) teaches Dutch as a foreign language to adults. When she is not doing this, she writes in the Bourgogne in France. Her short stories have been published in magazines in Flanders and the Netherlands and some have won awards. Daughter, her first novel, received very favourable reviews in the Dutch and Flemish press. The book won the bronze owl, the most important debutant prize for literature. She spent more than six years on the book, in part because of the thorough research. “I’m quite an upbeat person myself, but my work is pretty dark,” the author explains.
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