Kristien Hemmerechts (b. 1955) is known for her outspoken opinions on social issues in which she doesn’t shy away from controversy. Her extensive body of work contains frequently awarded novels, collections of short stories and autobiographical essays, mostly focussing on relationships, trauma and desire. Her most famous work is ‘Language Without Me’, an autobiographical essay in commemoration of her late husband, the celebrated Flemish poet Herman de Coninck.
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