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Anita Terpstra at Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

Anita Terpstra is a Virtual Writer in Residence at the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. She will create new work and foster connections between Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and her home city, Leeuwarden.

Anita Terpstra’s debut thriller Nachtvlucht (Night Flight) was nominated for the Shadow Prize and the Crimezone Thriller Award. Samen (Together) was nominated for the Golden Gallows. Her books have been translated in German and French.

Anita Terpstra said:

‘I’m honoured to be chosen as writer of virtual residence at Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. We don’t have literary festivals that celebrate crime writing in the Netherlands, unfortunately, and Norwich must be so proud it has. Maybe my city Leeuwarden, which is now a UNESCO City of Literature, can host a crime writing festival one day. I do hope my residency puts Leeuwarden ‘on the thriller writing map’, so to speak, and am looking forward to sharing my writing with the (virtual) visitors of the festival.’

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Anita Terpstra (b. 1974) studied journalism and art history. In 2009, she made her crime fiction debut with Nachtvlucht (Night Flight), nominated for the Shadow Prize and the Crimezone website’s annual award. After Dierbaar (Beloved, 2011) and Overmand (Overpowered, 2013), her 2014 novel Anders (Different) took her popularity to a...
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