Whether it be in the nearby rural Kempen, the Europe of managers and bureaucrats or distant Ruanda, Peeters’ literary universe expresses an unclamorous devotion to the small and the everyday. The postmodern mocker has turned into a serious...
Seventy years ago, James Ensor died in a hospital in Ostend. Writer Koen Peeters brings an ode to this ‘realist, pleinairist, painter of light and masks’.
The train with the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk was 20 minutes late. I waited patiently. Circumstances had led to me being asked to accompany the Nobel Prize Winner for a visit to the Royal Museum for Central Africa, or Africa Museum, in Ter...
Dutch writers Wessel te Gussinklo and Sjeng Scheijen have won the 2019 BookSpot Literature Prize.
In his monthly column, Dirk Vandenberghe draws attention to literary debuts from Flemish and Dutch writers which garnered less notice upon release than they deserve.
On a visit to the Flemish city of Genk, Derek Blyth discovers restored coal mines, cosmopolitan chickens and one of the world’s great love songs.
Twenty-four Flemish writers and poets wrote each other letters during the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown. This is the correspondence between Jeroen Olyslaegers and Siel Verhanneman.