Elvis Peeters


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Frankfurter Buchmesse
Guest of Honour 2016
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Elvis Peeters

Elvis Peeters is a musician, performer and scriptwriter but, above all, a novelist and poet. His work is the result of a successful partnership with Nicole Van Bael. His breakthrough novel De ontelbaren (The Uncountables)(2006) gave him a wide audience. The novel portrayed the disclocation of a wealthy West, following the influx of millions of refugees. It made the shortlist of the Libris Literatuur Award. His often-translated novel Dinsdag (Tuesday)(2012) won him a nomination for the AKO-Literatuur Award and the Libris Literatuur Award. In 2015, Wij (We)(2009), in which a group of young people engage in distasteful experiments, and De ontelbaren (The Uncountables) were both made into movies. Wij (We) appeared in German as Der Sommer, als wir unsere Röcke hoben und die Welt gegen die Wand fuhr (The summer we flung up our skirts and the world hit the wall)  (Blumenbar, 2014). In Peeters‘ most recent novel Jacht (The hunt) animals possess the ability to think, resulting in a fascinating fable about humans as one animal among many.

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Recently translated into German

Der Sommer, als wir unsere Röcke hoben und die Welt gegen die Wand fuhr

Blumenbar, 2014
Übersetzt von Meike Blatnik
Originaltitel: Wij (Podium, 2009)