Erik Vlaminck (b. 1954) is a theatre-maker, columnist and author of a large oeuvre. In the tradition of Louis Paul Boon he writes with great psychological insight about family and ordinary people with striking life stories. His work is suffused with social engagement and always reflects an authentic working-class character. Many of his texts are based on (historical) fact or on his own experiences working in psychiatric care and in homeless shelters. Vlaminck’s language is laconic, juicy, insightful and authentic.
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