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Bert Natter

Bert Natter

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Bert Natter (b. 1968) made his debut in 2008 with Desire Has Touched Us, which won him the Selexyz Debut Prize and the Lucy B. & C.W. van der Hoogt Prize. In 2012 he published What’s the Story with Love?, about which Vrij Nederland wrote: ‘A deft, successful example of remarkable narrative talent.’ His novel Remington, published in 2015, was nominated for the ECI Literature Prize, while Goldberg was shortlisted for the ECI Literature Prize in 2016.

Press about They Will Think We Are Angels:

‘This novel is beautiful. From the very start I was drawn into a world that is wide and begins with a resounding bang then gradually becomes narrower, confined and silent, until I, just like Alfred, became locked up in his head.’ - Trouw

‘Natter appropriately keeps sentimentality and big words at bay. At the same time he creates a feeling of growing melancholy, which washed over me in the final pages like a wave.’ - De Groene Amsterdammer

‘A delightful page-turner.’ - VPRO Gids

‘Intriguing and surreal.’ - HP De Tijd