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Yves Petry

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Yves Petry

Yves Petry (b. 1967, Belgium) is a writer of novels and essays. He studied mathematics and philosophy, and has published five novels so far. His 1999 debut Het jaar van de man (The Year of the Man) was well-received by critics, as were his subsequent books. His latest novel, De maagd Marino (The Virgin Marino, 2010) was awarded the prestigious Libris Literature Prize in 2011. Petry has won acclaim for his philosophical novels that give a voice to extreme characters, whose ideas he sets forth with great virtuosity.

Articles by Yves Petry

The Virgin Marino
By Yves Petry
The door opens, and it’s no surprise to Marino that the man who appears is wearing nothing but a pair of briefs. That was the agreement. More surprising is the expression on the man’s face.…
Translated from Dutch by Hester Velmans
In Hock
By Yves Petry
I wake up somewhat tired. Tired somewhat, or of something, if not everything. I go outside, airy as always. I say I’m airy not because I was born under an air sign, I don't believe in all that,…
Translated from Spanish by Elke Geurts
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