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Tom Lanoye [lan-WA] (born August 27, 1958 in Sint-Niklaas) is a Belgian novelist and poet.

He went to school at the Sint Jozef Klein Seminarie in Sint-Niklaas, where Anton van Wilderode was a teacher. He graduated in Germanic philology and sociology at the University of Ghent.

Lanoye started his career as poet in the style of John Cooper Clarke. From 1981, he formed a duo with James Bordello. Within a year they went from unannounced recitals in Ghent student cafés to the Night of Poetry in Utrecht (city).

In 1986 he became popular with a larger audience in Belgium and The Netherlands. Lanoyes coquetry, sales talent and stylistic elasticity made him grow from a loud enfant terrible to a settled source of all forms of text and writing. He produces for books, newspapers, magazines and other printed papers, for theater, cabaret and song productions. He takes on all of these activities in the broadest sense of the word (quote from the statute of the public limited company L.A.N.O.Y.E. that was founded in 1992).

Best known became his columns for HUMO, which more than once were about his resentment against the right wing populist party Vlaams Blok), the coming of age novel ‘Kartonnen dozen’ (1991), his adaptation of Shakespeare’s "The War of the Roses" cycle: ‘Ten Oorlog’ (1997) and the ‘Monstertrilogy’ that appeared from 1997, a soap satire about his beloved Flanders.

(partial) Bibliography

  • 1983 De glazen klomp (poetry)
  • 1983 Rozegeur en Maneschijn (essays)
  • 1984 In de piste (poetry)
  • 1984 Bagger (poetry)
  • 1985 Een slagerszoon met een brilletje (stories)
  • 1986 Het cirkus van de slechte smaak (satirical essays)
  • 1988 Alles moet weg (novel)
  • 1989 Vroeger was ik beter (essays)
  • 1989 De Canadese Muur (play) written with Herman Brusselmans
  • 1990 Hanestaart (poetry)
  • 1991 Kartonnen dozen (novel)
  • 1991 Komieken (play), based upon Comedians by T. Girffiths
  • 1992 Doen! (columns/essays)
  • 1993 De schoonheid van een total loss (play)
  • 1994 Spek en bonen (satirical essays)
  • 1994 Onweer in de tropen (play)
  • 1994 Maten en gewichten (essays)
  • 1997 Het goddelijk monster (novel)
  • 1997 Ten oorlog (play), written with Luk Perceval. Based upon plays by William Shakespeare.
  • 1999 Zwarte Tranen (novel)
  • 2001 Tekst & uitleg/Woorden met vleugels (critics)
  • 2001 Mamma Medea (play, after Euripides and Apollonios from Rhodos)
  • 2002 Niemands Land (poetry)
  • 2002 Boze Tongen (novel)
  • 2003 Veldslag voor een man alleen (play)
  • 2004 De Jossen (play)
  • 2004 Diplodocus Deks (play)
  • 2004 Overkant (poetry)
  • 2005 Stadsgedichten (poetry)
  • 2005 Fort Europa (play)
  • 2006 Het derde huwelijk (novel)
  • 2006 Mephisto for ever (play, liberate after Klaus Mann)

Awards

(incomplete list)

See also




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