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Peter Verhelst

Peter Verhelst

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Peter Verhelst (b. 1962) is a poet, novelist and director. Since 2006 he has worked as a director and writer at the Ghent theatre NTGent. His work has won several major prizes, including the Golden Owl, the Jan Campert Prize, the Flemish Culture Prize, the Gouden Griffel, the Ida Gerhardt Poetry Prize, the Herman de Coninck Prize and the F. Bordewijk Prize.


Recent title – English material

Lichamen (Bodies), 2022

Voor het vergeten (Before Forgetting), 2018

Press on previous work:

‘Verhelst is a creator of visual prose and as such he will not easily be surpassed.’ ***** De Standaard

‘Radical, vulnerable, lyrical, dark.’ Alfred Schaffer, poet

‘There is no writer more physical or sensual than Peter Verhelst.’ Vrij Nederland