Flemish author Jeroen Olyslaegers will be living and working as a writer-in-residence in Amsterdam from 2 October to 30 November, upon invitation by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. During his residency in Amsterdam, Jeroen Olyslaegers will work on a new historical novel and give a series of public lectures and interviews.
Jeroen Olyslaegers (Mortsel, 1967) has published several novels and writes for magazines, newspapers and theatre. Between 1994 and 1999 he published two novels and a collection of stories, after which he focused on writing for theater and magazines. With the first two parts of his novel trilogy, WIJ (2009) and WINST (2012), he made a comeback in Dutch literature. He has been awarded many prizes, among which the Arkprijs voor het Vrije Woord for his social engagement, the Edmond Hustinx Prijs for his theatre career and several prestigious literary prizes for his novels.
The residency is part of the annual exchange with international house of literature Passa Porta in Brussels.
- On Tuesday 9 October, Olyslaegers will be a guest at an evening about Flemish literature, organised by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. In the Leidse Schouwburg he will speak with fellow authors Tom Lanoye and Saskia De Coster, editor-in-chief of NRC Handelsblad Peter Vandermeersch and professor of Dutch Literature Geert Buelens.
- On Thursday 25 October he will be the central guest at Frontaal #33 in WORM, Rotterdam.
- On Saturday 3 November, Olyslaegers will perform during festival Het Grote Gebeuren in Groningen, where he will be interviewed by Coen Peppelenbos.
All events are Dutch spoken.