Walter Soethoudt  

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Walter Augustinus Petrus Soethoudt (Antwerp, September 20 1939) is a Belgian writer and publisher.

In 1964 he started his one-man business by publishing quantities of erotic fiction, some of it written by himself, others works by tested authors such as D.A.F. Sade (before Bert Bakker did). Later as Soethoudt & C°., he published literary fiction, plays, essays and historical nonfiction, as well as work on the Flemish Movement. He later founded Facet nv which also published foreign authors. Freddy de Vree wrote a small essay on Soethoudt[1].

He was printer-for-hire with an interesting bibliography: partly risqué, sensational, partly literary fiction by authors such as Georges Adé, Heere Heeresma, René Gysen, Gust Gils, Freddy de Vree, Claude Krijgelmans, Patrick Conrad, Louis Willems and Jef Geeraerts. These authors also often translated for Soethoudt and published more often than not under pseudonyms for his imprints.

Soethoudt was no Eric Losfeld, but Belgium's nearest equivalent. Ah, the glorious days of literary mystifications! Read all about them in Soethoudt's 2008 autobiography titled Uitgevers komen in de hemel, edited by Harold Polis.


Enkel werken waarvan Soethoudt (mede-)auteur is.

Soethoudt essays

Uitgeverij: Antwerpen: Soethoudt

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