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Peter Vermeersch

Peter Vermeersch

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Peter vermeersch (b. 1972) is a professor of social science and politics and a writer of literary non-fiction. He publishes essays, prose and poetry in, among other publications, De Correspondent and McSweeney’s. His previous work, Ex: About a Country Gone Missing, was nominated for the Bob den Uyl Prize, the Golden Owl Prize and the E. du Perron Prize. In 2016 he was awarded the Humanities Prize by the province of West-Flanders.


Recent titles – English material

Aantekeningen bij een moord – (Notes on a murder),2019

‘Vermeersch surpasses himself with Notes on a Murder: the book is an enormously gripping call to think very deeply about how we handle criminals and victims.’ - Mark Schaevers

‘A rare combination of beauty and engagement.’ – David Van Reybrouck, Author