Dimitri Verhulst  

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Dimitri Verhulst (Aalst, 1972) is a Belgian writer and poet.

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Biography

Dimitri Verhulst comes from a broken home and spent his childhood in foster homes and institutes. As a writer, he made his debut in 1999 with a collection of stories, De kamer hiernaast (E: The Room Next Door) about his youth. The novels Niets, niemand en redelijk stil (E: Nothing, Nobody, and Reasonably Quiet) published in 2000 and De verveling van de keeper (E: The Boredom of the Goalkeeper) of 2002 also cover the same topic. In 2001, Dimitri Verhulst published Liefde, tenzij anders vermeld (E: Love, Unless Otherwise Stated), a collection of poetry.

His breakthrough to the general public came in 2003, with Problemski Hotel in which he wrote about residents of an asylum-seekers’ centre in Arendonk (Belgium). In 2006 he published the novel De helaasheid der dingen' (E: The Misfortunates) and the novella Mevrouw Verona daalt de heuvel af (E: Mrs Verona Comes Down from the Hill).

Bibliography

  • De kamer hiernaast, 1999
  • Niets, niemand en redelijk stil, 2001
  • Liefde, tenzij anders vermeld, 2001
  • De verveling van de keeper, 2002
  • Problemski Hotel, 2003
  • Dinsdagland, 2004
  • Yerma vraagt een toefeling, 2005, translation of Yerma of Frederico Garcia Lorca
  • Boekendiefstal is een zegen voor de middenstand, 2005
  • De helaasheid der dingen, 2006
  • Mevrouw Verona daalt de heuvel af, 2006
  • Godverdomse dagen op een godverdomse bol, 2008
  • De laatste liefde van mijn moeder, 2010
  • De zeven laatste zinnen, 2010
  • Monoloog van iemand die het gewoon werd tegen zichzelf te praten, 2011
  • De intrede van Christus in Brussel, 2011

Awards

  • 2007 Publieksprijs Gouden Uil for De helaasheid der dingen

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