Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalist

The Quiet Twin

Dan Vyleta
The Quiet Twin

HarperCollins Publishers

Dan Vyleta

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About the Book

Professor Speckstein’s dog has been brutally killed and he wants to know why. But Vienna is under Nazi rule, an atmosphere of paranoia and suspicion is the new reality, and one must be careful where one probes. Part mystery-thriller, part psychological study, The Quiet Twin is set in an apartment building with a cast of enigmatic neighbours – a young doctor, an inscrutable janitor, a secretive mime, and the lonely daughter of an alcoholic – each with their own reasons for keeping their private lives hidden from public scrutiny.

About the Author

Dan Vyleta holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge. His debut novel, Pavel & I, received international acclaim and has been published in 13 countries and translated into eight languages. He has also authored a historical monograph entitled Crime, Jews, and News, Vienna 1895—1914 that explores tales of criminality and anti-Semitism at the turn of the last century. Vyleta is currently roaming the Great Lakes region.

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Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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