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Lieve JorisLIEVE JORIS:

her journalism & non-fiction books on Africa, China, the Middle East & Europe have earned her the reputation as the VS Naipaul or Ryszard Kapuscinski of the Low Countries. Author of the acclaimed The Rebel’s Hour (ATLANTIC, 2008)

‘Powerful and timely, intensely imagined’ Paul Theroux

Herman KochHERMAN KOCH:

former actor & comedy star; best-selling novelist – in the Netherlands & round the world – of the thrilling, chilling mega-hit The Dinner (ATLANTIC, 2012)

‘Proves how powerful fiction can be in illuminating the modern world’ The Economist

Ramsey Nasr

RAMSEY NASR:

the Dutch Poet Laureate & all-round Renaissance Man (actor, director, poet, journalist & librettist), famed for his beautiful prose, provocative politics & exciting public appearances. Heavenly Life was published by BANIPAL in 2010.

‘With this collection Anglophone readers are introduced to a poet of global scope’ Marilyn Hacker

Peter TerrinPETER TERRIN:

this year’s winner of the prestigious AKO Literature Prize & author of the magnificent psychological thriller The Guard (MACLEHOSE PRESS, 2012)
‘A rich and gripping mix of all the ingredients that make for a truly haunting atmosphere’ Writers’ Hub

Unigwe ChikaCHIKA UNIGWE:

born in Nigeria, at home in Belgium; poet, short story writer & award-winning novelist of On Black Sisters’ Street (VINTAGE, 2009)
‘Exquisitely observed and heartbreaking’ The Guardian

Judith VanistendaelJUDITH VANISTENDAEL:

the Posy Simmonds of Belgium; the bold & brilliant graphic novelist of When David Lost His Voice (SELF MADE HERO, 2012)
‘Big, bleak, brilliant and stark’ The Economist

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