CPNB, a Netherlands-based organisation that promotes Dutch literature, will next year give away free copies of a new novel by crime writer Deon Meyer.
Meyer, a South African author of thrillers, is writing a special “gift book” for the “2017 Crime & Thriller Book Weeks", which will take place 9th-25th June 2017. During that period, bookshops in the Netherlands will give a free copy of the book to any customer who spends €12.50 or more on books in Dutch.
“It is a great honour to be the Crime & Thriller Book Weeks gift book author for 2017,” said Meyer. “I appreciate what the CPNB stands for and feel privileged to be able to promote the genre in which I write. It gives me a great deal of pleasure – and also scares me somewhat – to be following in the footsteps of authors I have admired for many years.”
According to the CPNB, thrillers are the most-read fiction genre in the Netherlands and in the spring and summer thrillers make up 37% of fiction sales.
Meyer, who is published in the Netherlands by A.W. Bruna Uitgevers, is the author of novels such as Thirteen Hours, Devil’s Peak and Trackers. In the UK, he is published by Hodder and Stoughton.