Kristien Hemmerechts

Kristien Hemmerechts is author of more than 20 novels, and numerous collections of short stories and autobiographical essays; a body of work that has frequently been praised by critics and awarded prizes. Not one to shy away from controversy, Hemmerechts is known for forthright opinions on social issues. She taught English Literature at University College Brussels and now teaches Creative Writing at University College Louvain and The Drama School of Antwerp. She has been awarded the Flemish State Prize and the Frans Kellendonk Prize for her oeuvre.

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