Jeroen Olyslaegers (1967) is a Flemish novelist and playwright. His critically acclaimed novel WILL (2016) was on the shortlist for the prestigious Dutch Libris Literature Prize and won the Flemish Fintro Literature Prize in 2017. Before Olyslaegers’ breakthrough as a novelist, he made his name in the world of theatre. He wrote and rewrote plays and in recent years regularly collaborates with Flemish artist Jan Fabre.
New Dutch Writing at British Library
Dutch society has long been held up as a model of political and social tolerance, but is this the real story? Bart van Es, author of Costa Prize-winning The Cut Out Girl joins bestselling novelist Herman Koch, rising stars Esther Gerritsen and Jeroen Olyslaegers, and historian Simon Schama at this special day of talks. Furthermore, Joris Luyendijk and Naema Tahir discuss Dutch society