The novel, 'De Straf van Veger', 'Наказанието на Вегер' in Bulgarian, published in the spring of 1998, became a huge bestseller: Mabelus became a hype in Bulgaria and won the prestigious Malenkov Prize, among others.
His Bulgarian novel has never been published in the Netherlands and can only be obtained with great difficulty and for a great deal of money through exclusive auction houses.
2023 a wonderful year to celebrate the anniversary of 25 years of 'De Straf van Veger', a perfect occasion to publish his real debut novel in the appear in Dutch.
Jitske Kingma-Postma: 'Mabelus has the gift of getting under your skin, keeping you captivated to the last letter.'
In 2018 Peter Mabelus debuted the blockbuster 'Kathmandu Hipsters', an ingeniously composed and compelling thriller that combines irresistible humor with a deep philosophical insight about the human condition.
Why was the emphasis in the press on the fact that 'Kathmandu Hipsters' was his Dutch debut?
Love brought Peter Mabelus to Bulgaria in the 1990s.
There he wrote the novel 'De Straf van Veger', without any pretension to ever publish the book.
Due to the fact that Mabelus' lover at the time held a high position in the Bulgarian government and the fact that Mabelus was world famous in Bulgaria had become because of his skills as a professional cyclist, many doors opened for him. He had become a public figure.
Final editing: Inanna van den Berg
Cover: Probeeld - Design: Peter Mabelus ; Pages: Ambilicious Studio