Author

Elvis Peeters

Elvis Peeters is a musician, performer, playwright, and scenario writer. His stories have been collected in Brancusi (1999) and Calvados (2001). His first novel Spa (1998) describes the strange encounter between a man and a woman in a hotel in a Belgian spa. In his performances, Peeters demonstrates his concern for the major problems of our time. In his writing, he often gives his characters a strongly existential consciousness and places them in isolation and alienation. His second, widely acclaimed novel De ontelbaren (‘The Uncountables’) was nominated for both the De Gouden Uil and the Libris Literature Prize.

The Uncountables

The Uncountables

(Podium, 2006, 173 pages)

De ontelbaren (‘The Uncountables’) is a novel which brings to life the consequences of the warped relationship between poor and rich countries, in this case a Europe languishing in its wealth, and which brings home the possible consequences of an unstoppable stream of refugees.

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We

We

(Podium, 2009, 173 pages)

The new, controversial novel Wij (We) by Elvis Peeters is about eight underage boys and girls in a close-knit club who disparage the worlds of school and adulthood as empty and boring. Free and secluded in a shed, they dispel tedium with uninhibited sexual games, continually shifting their limits: they explore each others’ bodies and their own, they make love listlessly, they have to guess which objects are being inserted into their orifices.

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Website

http://www.elvispeeters.be