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The Assassin

Henk van Woerden

Translated by Dan Jacobson

‘On 11 February 1955 a man could be seen wandering about the streets of Hamburg ’.

Henk van Woerden

Henk van Woerden was a painter and the author of four novels, including A Mouthful of Glass. He spent his childhood in South Africa. Recently living in Amsterdam, he was highly regarded in the Netherlands, where he died in 2005.

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Translated by Dan Jacobson

Dan Jacobson was born in South Africa and lives in London. His novels include The Rape of Tamar and The God-Fearer. He has won the Somerset Maugham Award for his first book of essays, Time of Arrival, The H H Wingate Award for his novel, The Confessions of Josef Baisz, and the J R Ackerley Award for Autobiography for Time and Time Again. His most recent book is All for Love (2005).

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