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Jeroen Olyslaegers

Jeroen Olyslaegers

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Jeroen Olyslaegers (b. 1967) writes columns, plays and prose. With his previous novels Wij (WE, 2009) and  Winst (PROFIT, 2012) he made a comeback in Dutch literature. In 2014 he was awarded the Ark Prize for the Free Word for his work and his social engagement, and the Edmond Hustinx Prize for his theatre work. Olyslaegers lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.


Recent titles – English material

Willem en mijn wellust, (Willem and My Lust), 2022

Wildevrouw (Wild Woman), 2020

WIL (WILL), 2016


Press on WILL:

This inventive writer grabs me by the scruff with bold, appealing images and scenes written at lightning speed. – DE GROENE AMSTERDAMMER

Will introduces an original, fresh perspective on a period that seems to have been written to death. ****- KNACK

An important and confrontational book in which the past continues to resonate with the present, in a style sharp as a razor. **** - NRC HANDELSBLAD

Olyslaegers stuffs his story in without letting his readers catch their breath, throwing the hypocrisy of the majority of the population in their faces. **** - HMC

Jeroen Olyslaegers has done it: his Big Book. He has written his Sorrow of Belgium, his Chapel Road and above all his very own Will. ***** - DE STANDAARD

A book like a slap in the face. **** - DE MORGEN