Ronald Giphart / Ronald Giphart – Night Terror

Ronald Giphart – Night Terror

Ronald Giphart – Night Terror

About the book

PJ Weber, an originally Dutch writer, can’t make a living from writing alone in New York City. To make ends meet, he does administrative tasks for a company. During the night hours he sends long letters to his American agent from the office where he works. One evening, the secluded building is broken into.

While the fear of being discovered has him in a stranglehold and the intruders keep coming closer, Weber begins his testament, a confession perhaps. He writes about his marriage and the death of his parents, authorship, his son in the Netherlands, sexual abuse and the refuge of language. “I live where I write. Home is where my cursor blinks.

It’s always nice telling you about what I’m busy with, when I write to you I see things clearer than when I’m toiling away on my own behind my laptop. The special and at the same time hard part of it is that in fiction writing it all has to come from within, everything emerges from the void of words. And then there’s suddenly a thought, a sentence, in some cases an image that lingers. That’s the first sip, the love at first sight – after that the swamp’s draining can begin.

From the very beginning, RONALD GIPHART (b. 1965) established himself as a bestselling author with his debut novel I Do Too (1992), which won the prize for the bestselling debut of the year. In the years that followed he published many more bestsellers, including the novels Phileine Says Sorry, I Embrace You With A Thousand Arms, Harem and Dear. Three of his novels have been made into successful feature films. His novella Gala, published as the 2003 Dutch Book Week Gift, had a print run of 800,000 copies. His work has been translated into several languages. His most recent novel Time Enough was very well received. This year saw the publication of Applause: Love In The Time of Corona, intended as an ode to healthcare and a helping hand for local book sellers.

© Keke Keukelaar

Additional book information

  • Novel
  • ISBN 9789403154619
  • Number of pages: 192
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: €20,99