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Belgium

Michael Bijnens

Michael Bijnens (born 1990) grew up as the son of an Antwerp prostitute. A language addict, he studied German and later graduated from theater school in Brussels before quickly making his name as...

Michaël Olbrechts

Michael Olbrechts was born in Genk, a small town in Belgium, in 1987. He studied history at the University of Leuven and graphic design, specializing in illustration and comics, at...

Griet Op de Beeck

Griet Op de Beeck (Turnhout, Belgium, 1973) was awarded the Bronze Owl Audience Award in 2013 for most successful debut novel for Many Heavens Above the Seventh, and the book was...

Lize Spit

Lize Spit (1988) lives in Brussels. She writes scenarios, prose, and poetry and has been published in several literary magazines. She teaches writing at the LUCA School of the Arts in...

Cécile Oumhani

Cécile Oumhani was born in Belgium of a Belgian and Scottish mother and a French father. She developed strong personal links with Tunisia through marriage. She currently...

Annelies Verbeke

Annelies Verbeke (b. 1976, Belgium) became famous overnight with her successful first novel Slaap! (Sleep!, 2003). Her second novel, Reus (Giant, 2006), and her collection of short stories Groener...

Peter Terrin

Peter Terrin (b. 1968, Belgium) made his debut with the short-story collection De code (The Code, 1998) and has since published five novels. His 2009 novel De bewaker (The Guard, published by...

Yves Petry

Yves Petry (b. 1967, Belgium) is a writer of novels and essays. He studied mathematics and philosophy, and has published five novels so far. His 1999 debut Het jaar van de man (The Year of the...

André-Marcel Adamek

André-Marcel Adamek  (1946–2011) was Belgium’s finest contemporary storyteller. The author of more than fifteen books of fiction, poetry, and teleplays, he has been a...

Cécile Oumhani

Cécile Oumhani was born in Belgium of a Belgian and Scottish mother and a French father. She developed strong personal links with Tunisia through marriage. She currently...

Charles Ducal

Charles Ducal (1952-) is a Dutch-speaking Belgian poet. He lives in Leuven and is a language teacher. His poetry collections include Het huwelijk (Marriage), (De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam,...

Paul Verhaeghen

Paul Verhaeghen was born in Belgium in 1965. Verhaeghen, a cognitive psychologist and novelist, moved to the United States in 1997, while continuing to publish in his native Dutch. His first...

Lieve Joris

Lieve Joris has published widely acclaimed books on the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Her translated work includes Back to the Congo, The Gates of Damascus, and Mali Blues. Her latest book,...

Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, born in 1957, is a prominent Belgian writer and filmmaker. He rose to fame in 1985, at the age of twenty-eight, with his first novel, La Salle de bain (The Bathroom),...
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