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Michael Bijnens

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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 a playwright. To research his last two plays he traveled to Lebanon and to Mexico, where he stayed for months in the drug violence-ridden border region with the United States. Cinderella is Bijnens’s debut novel. 

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