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Peter Wortsman’s new translation of Travel Pictures, Heine’s major early work, reveals a mercurial writer with a vitriolic streak, one whose comic voice is equal match to his lyricism. — Review of Contemporary Fiction
Gerbrand Bakker studied Dutch historical linguistics and worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. His previous books include an etymological dictionary for children and the young adult novel Perenbomen bloeien wit (Pear trees bloom white).The Twin appeared in Dutch in 2006 and was awarded the Golden Dog-Ear, a prize for the bestselling literary debut in the Netherlands.