Kristine Bilkau over haar boek De gelukkigen

"I started thinking about this book around 2009, after the Lehmann Brothers crisis happened. I wanted to write about how big economic changes can impact personal life." Kristine Bilkau, 42, schrijfster, Hamburg (DE).

Nathan Hill over zijn boek The Nix

"I better love it, because I worked on it for ten years. If I didn't love it, I would be in big trouble." Nathan Hill, 40, schrijver, Naples, FL (USA).

Robert Harris over zijn boek Conclaaf

"I felt spiritually deepened by writing this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it." Robert Harris, 59, schrijver, Kintbury (UK).

Frank Witzel over zijn boek Hoe een tiener de Rote Armee Fraktion bedacht

"I turn a realistic idea into a little imaginary, you could say surrealistic, writing." Frank Witzel, 60, schrijver, Offenbach (DE).

Frank Witzel over De God denkbaar denkbaar de God – W.F. Hermans

"I go to every publisher in Germany and say: 'Please let this book be translated'. Germans can't live without this book any longer!" Frank Witzel, 60, schrijver, Offenbach (DE).

L.S. Hilton over Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

"It's about religion, it's about aesthetics, it's about love and it's about tragedy." L.S. Hilton, 41, schrijfster, Londen (UK).

L.S. Hilton over haar boek Maestra

"It answers a really serious literary question: why should sociopaths have to be badly dressed? Sex, murder, shoes, it's got the lot." L.S. Hilton, 41, schrijfster, Londen (UK).

Mirna Funk over ‘s Zomers stinken alle steden – Menno Wigman

"I unfortunately lived thirty-five years without knowing Menno Wigman. His poems are amazing." Mirna Funk, 35, schrijfster, journalist, Berlijn (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).

Mirna Funk over haar boek Winternabijheid

"Every human being is made through his own story: a personal story, a family story or even a story of a country." Mirna Funk, 35, schrijfster, journalist, Berlijn (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).

Karen Köhler over haar boek Vuurpijlen vangen

"I really put all the love and all the effort in it that I could at that time." Karin Köhler, 42, schrijfster, Hamburg (DE).

Samuel Bjørk over American psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

"I never read a book that made me so physically interested; my body was somewhat shivering when I read it." Samuel Bjørk, 46, schrijver, Noorwegen.

Samuel Bjørk over zijn boek De doodsvogel

"The reason why I love this book is simple to explain: I have created characters that I really love, they are like family to me." Samuel Bjørk, 46, schrijver, Noorwegen.