Join us for a talk with Tom Lanoye on Wednesday 31 August.
Tom Lanoye is a novelist, poet, columnist, screnarist and playwright. He is one of the most widely read and honoured authors in his language area (the Netherlands and Flanders).
As an author, Tom Lanoye is considered one of the best Belgium has to offer. He is consistently praised for his picaresque style and sublime use of language. Though he has an unique style and voice, he is often compared with the likes of Albert Camus, Paolo Pasolini, Tom Wolfe, and even director Quentin Tarantino. His works have been translated to more than 10 languages.
He will present two of his best known and acclaimed novels, Fortunate Slaves and Speechless, that are now available in English.
‘Intoxicating, but more complex than it seems at first sight.’—de Volkskrant *****
‘Picaresque et grave, cruel et touchant, d’un réalisme fantastique… Bref, une peinture flamande.’—Le Vif: The Express
Gelukkige slaven (original Dutch edition) sold over 60,000 copies and has been translated to English, French, and Afrikaans.
- Date: Wednesday 31 August 2016
- English Spoken
- Time: 7 pm
- Doors open: 6.30 pm
- Tickets: £10. Students: £5.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA