Paul Verhaeghen (b. 1965) is a cognitive psychologist and works at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US. He has only published two novels, but with great success. ‘Lichtenberg’ (1996) was awarded the Flemish Debut Prize. With Omega Minor Verhaeghen was compared to renowned American ‘encyclopaedists’ like Thomas Pynchon and Richard Powers. His own translation into English of this novel won him the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2008.
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