Luk Van Haute
Luk van Haute (b. 1963) is an expert on Japan as well as a columnist, film expert and translator of literature by authors including Haruki Murakami. He studied Japanology at Ghent University and Comparative Culture and Literature at the University of Tokyo. He has spent many years in Japan, as an employee of a film production company, as an interpreter, as a tourist, as an in-law, as an academic, as a journalist and as a literary translator, while regularly contributing to newspapers, magazines, radio and television on the subject of Japanese culture and society. For an anthology that he compiled and translated called ‘Love’s Death in Kamara and other Japanese Stories’ he was awarded the 2015 Filter Translation Prize.