Erik Vlaminck (b. 1954) is a theatre-maker and author of a large oeuvre. He was founding president of the Flemish Authors’ Association. In the tradition of Louis Paul Boon he writes with great psychological insight about family and ordinary people. ‘Candyfloss’ (Suikerspin, 2008), a fascinating epic of fairground life, was received enthusiastically by the press. 'Fire and Air' was nominated for major literary awards and was published in English by House of Anansi Press.
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