The new best-selling novel by Jaap Robben


– Radio 4 Book of the Week

“Jaap Robben steers well clear of sentimentality in this delicately wrought book about loss (…) and once again shows himself to be a master of short, restrained sentences.” – Trouw Magazine

Jaap Robben (1984) does not write specifically for an age, but for everyone in particular. With his debut novel Birk, he conquered bookshop, reader as well as critic. Birk was awarded the Dutch Book Prize, among others. Zomervacht was longlisted for the International Booker Prize and received a lot of praise in- and outside the Dutch language borders. Robben’s novels are being adapted for the screen and his work is currently published in fifteen languages.

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