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The Angel Maker (2005) is a novel by Stefan Brijs.

De engelenmaker (2005) reached its 25th printing in Dutch in 2011, selling over 125,000 copies. It won the 2006 Readers' Golden Owl, the five-yearly Prize for Prose of the Royal Academy for Dutch Language and Literature, the 2011 Euregio Literatuurprijs (an award for novels available in Dutch, French and German) and the 2010 Prix des Lecteurs Cognac at the Littératures européennes Cognac festival. It was nominated for the 2006 Libris Literatuurprijs and made the longlist of the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

It was translated in English as The Angel Maker by Hester Velmans, published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and in the US by Penguin Books. The first translation was the German translation Der Engelmacher, from 2006. The French translation Le Faiseur d'anges by Daniel Cunin was published by Héloïse d'Ormesson. It was translated in Italian by Franco Paris, published by Fazi. The Russian translation by Irina Trofimova and Vera Trenina was published by Zakharov. The book has also been translated in Turkish and Greek in 2007, in Hungarian in 2008, in Hebrew and Spanish in 2009, and in Danish in 2011. The rights for a Chinese translation were sold in October 2011.

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