Ellen Keith

Writer * Editor * Translator



The Dutch Wife

Spanning from the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong.

"A well-researched, supremely absorbing tale that shines a light on the horrors of humanity." -Toronto Star

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Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, Ellen Keith is a Canadian writer and a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia’s MFA program in creative writing. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New Quarterly and the Globe and Mail. She currently lives in Amsterdam.

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From the horrors of Buchenwald to the terror of Argentina’s Dirty War, Keith demonstrates the irresistible fascination that evil has with innocence. The Dutch Wife is a powerful and disturbing novel of love in a time of senseless hatred.
— Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day