Yves Petry (b. 1967) studied mathematics and philosophy. He was awarded the BNG Literature Prize for ‘The Straggler’ (De achterblijver, 2006), a novel about artificial intelligence and human emotions. His disconcerting novel 'The Virgin Marino' attracted a large readership and won the prestigious Libris Literature Prize. 'Love So to Speak' is a lucid book about a writer in a love triangle, about love and resentment. 'The Ghosts', his seventh novel, is a philisophical book that challenges the motivations of western aid workers in Africa.
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