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Peter Terrin

Peter Terrin (b. 1968) writes novels and short stories. His breakthrough came in 2010, when he won the European Union Prize for Literature with The Guard, which was translated in more than 10 languages. It was followed by the bestselling Post Mortem, centred on the author’s daughter who suffered a stroke, and Monte Carlo, a short novel about heroism and the desire to be recognized. Yucca, a melancholy and puzzling novel about an ex-convict and a young artist who believes she has magical powers, was published in 2016. In the suspense novel Patricia (2018) a woman attempts to return to her son, husband and home that she left in an unattended moment. Terrin's work is regularly linked to renowned predecessors such as Kafka, Murakami and Carver.

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