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Tom Lanoye

Belgium

c Sophie Bassouls

Tom Lanoye (1958) produces texts of all shapes and sizes; from plays to novels, articles to music pieces. Works by Lanoye have already been translated into more than fifteen languages and six of his novels have been adapted to film. The Flemish citizen received many prizes, including the Gouden Ganzenveer (The Golden Goose Quill) and the Constantijn Huygens Prize for his entire body of work. From 2003 to 2005, he was Antwerp City Poet. For his latest literary one-man show titled Jubilee, Lanoye will be reciting his own work in cooperation with the audience. De Theaterkrant had this to say about one of his previous shows: “Confident and without holding back, he spits, screams and whispers his sentences to the room. He pauses and uses silence when you least expect it, and screams and roars where necessary.” Recitals are a real performance with Lanoye.

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