Charlotte Van den Broeck
Charlotte Van den Broeck (b. 1991) is a Belgian novelist and poet. Van den Broeck was acclaimed as one of Europe's most innovative and original new voices in poetry. Her debut volume Chameleon was published in 2015, with its sequel Nachtroer two years later. These two volumes are combined in Chameleon | Nachtroer, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer (Bloodaxe Books, 2020). The book is named after a night shop in Antwerpen that forms the departure point for the poems that are connected as part of a journey detailing love, loss and estrangement.
In 2019 Van den Broeck's debut novel Waagstukken was published. In 2020 she will launch her new poetry collection Chameleon | Nachtroer with a series of readings in the United Kingdom.
Psycho Buildings: Charlotte Van den Broeck
Rem Koolhaas once described architecture as ‘a hazardous mixture of omnipotence and impotence’. With her new book Bold Ventures, poet, writer, and artist Charlotte van den Broeck presents thirteen haunted tales about architecture’s dark side.
Charlotte van den Broeck at Boswell
Imagine being an architect when your theatre collapses mid-performance in 1920s Washington or the designer of an eerily sinking swimming pool in your home town. Charlotte Van den Broeck, award-winning Belgian poet, goes in search of buildings that were fatal for their architects - architects who either killed themselves or are rumoured to have done so. The reason? Because the buildings they created were flawed; because of public disgrace; or because creativity inevitably has a dark side.
In conversation with author Charlotte Van den Broeck
Charlotte Van den Broeck talks about her book 'Bold Ventures' in search of buildings that were fatal for their architects.
In thirteen chapters, Belgian poet Charlotte Van den Broeck goes in search of buildings that were fatal for their architects - architects who either killed themselves or are rumoured to have done so. They range across time and space from a church with a twisted spire built in seventeenth-century France to a theatre that collapsed mid-performance in 1920s Washington, DC., and an eerily sinking swimming pool in her hometown of Turnhout.
Meet the World: Charlotte Van den Broeck & David Colmer
As part of Meet The World, we’re teaming up with the National Centre for Writing for a series of conversations between writers and their translators. Exploring the most exciting new books of 2020, it shines a light on the new Dutch and Flemish masters of fiction and poetry.
Through poems that are both playful and subversive, Charlotte Van den Broeck is one of the dynamic new voices in European poetry. Writing on identity, bodies and language, her first collection in English, Chameleon / Nachtroer is beautifully translated by David Colmer, who joins her at this event alongside chair Sasha Dugdale.
Charlotte Van den Broeck at Stanza Poetry Festival
Five O'Clock Verses with a reading by Charlotte Van Den Broeck.
Charlotte Van den Broeck at Newcastle University
We'll be hearing from two leading European poets, Charlotte Van den Broeck (Belgium) and Jan Wagner (Germany).
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