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July 20, 1998

Flemish Author Stefan Hertmans to Read at Library of Congress

Flemish author Stefan Hertmans will read from his works on Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. The event, which is sponsored by the Flemish Community of the Embassy of Belgium and the Library of Congress, is part of a series, "New Literature from Europe."

Stefan Hertmans was born in 1951 in the city of Ghent in Flanders, the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. He is a professor of art criticism and text analysis at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. He has published two novels, two volumes of short stories, three volumes of essays on literature and philosophy, and several volumes of poetry.

Gestolde Wolken (Frozen Clouds, 1986) won the Multatuli Prize of the City of Amersterdam. His volume of poems, Bezoekingen (Visitations, 1988) won the Arch Prize of the Free Word and the triannual Prize of the Flemish Provinces. The title story of De grenzen van woestijnen (Borders of Deserts, 1988) was published in English in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, summer 1994. His volume of essays, Fuga's en pimpelmezen (Fugues and Blue Tits), was published in 1995, as was his most recent volume of poetry, Francesco's Paradox.

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PR 98-110
ISSN 0731-3527

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