Guest: Erik Betten

Erik Betten (Leeuwarden, 1976) writes fiction and non-fiction, but prefers writing something in-between the two. His debut was 2018’s political zombie novel Quarantaine (‘Quarantine’), which earned him the Schaduwprijs prize for best suspense novel by a debutant. Second novel De Prijs (‘The Prize’) followed in 2019: a thriller about government espionage, public outrage and games. He likes to write the kind of stories he also likes to read: speculative fiction that also says a lot about the world that we live in today.

Guest: Saskia Appel

Saskia Appel has been writing as long as she can remember.

Her stories, poems, columns and articles have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. In 2008, her short story collection Verloren Onschuld (‘Lost Innocence’) was published. Beside all that, she has won prizes in various writing competitions, such as the Unleash Award and the Suspencestory writing competition.

In her day job she works as a freelance coordinator for publishing houses.

Her favourite genres are horror, SF, thrillers and historical stories (especially when combined with one another). She is a voracious consumer of these types of stories in any form: books, graphic novels, TV shows, movies, board games or computer games.