24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: Belgium

Jan de Leeuw

Jan de Leeuw was born in 1968 in Aalst, Belgium. He grew up in a house with no books, but was a regular visitor to his local library. He was strongly influenced by his first reading of J.R.R. Tolkien’s »Lord of the Rings«. He already knew as a child that

In Koli Jean Bofane

In Koli Jean Bofane was born in 1954 in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire). At the age of six years he went to Belgium and up until 1983, when he returned to the DRC, he lived both in Belgium and in Africa. After his studies

Guido Gryseels

Guido Gryseels, born in 1952, is a Belgian agricultural scientist. Since 2001, he has served as director of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. In 2013, he initiated a new concept for the presentation of colonial history and colonial objects, which triggered an international debate. He is a member

François Vermeersch

François Vermeersch was born 1973 in Mons, Belgium. Today he teaches translation and interpreting there and works for the European Commission. He characterizes himself as a »lover of words«. In 2007 he took part in the Grand Slam National in Paris, together with the first Belgian slam team. © international

Eric Lambé

The Belgian artist and illustrator Éric Lambé was born in 1966 in Arlon. After studying art in Brussels, in the early 1990s he founded the Mokka group with Denis Larue and Alain Corbel and published an eponymous magazine. In 1992, the magazine was renamed »Pelure Amère« until it folded in

Eddy van Vliet

Eddy van Vliet was born in 1942 in Antwerp.  The writer, who also worked as a lawyer in his home town, was one of the best known Flemish contemporary literary figures.  Already at the age of 22 he wrote his debut with the poetry volume ‘Hed lied van ik’. Since

Dominique Goblet

The Belgian artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Dominique Goblet was born in Brussels in 1967 and grew up in a French-Flemish family. Goblet studied fine arts at the Institut Saint-Luc, completed an illustration course from 1987 to 1990 and later earned her teaching qualifications in English and art. Since the 1990s,

David Van Reybrouck

The Dutch-speaking Belgian author, historian, and archaeologist David Van Reybrouck was born in Bruges in 1971. He studied archaeology and philosophy in Leuven, obtained a master’s degree in archaeology from Cambridge University, and completed his PhD at Leiden University in 2000. Initially, he worked for the Archives of European Archaeology

David Vandermeulen

Born in 1968, David Vander Meulen is a French-speaking Belgian comic book writer and illustrator. After studying art and art history, he opened an underground cafe theatre in Brussels with a friend and created his first self-published comics. His drawing style of this period is characteristic of the École Marcinelle,

Charlotte Van den Broeck

Flemish poet Charlotte Van den Broeck was born in Turnhout in 1991. She studied literature and linguistics in Ghent, which was followed by studies in drama (verbal arts) at the Royal Antwerp Conservatory. In 2015, her first collection of poems »Kameleon« (Eng. »Chameleon, Nachtroer«, 2020) was published, which won the

Carll Cneut

The Flemish book illustrator was born in 1969 on the Belgian-French border. He studied graphic design at the St. Lukas Art Academy in Ghent, where he still lives. He initially worked at an advertising agency, before publishing his first illustrated book, »Varkentjes van Marsepein« (tr: Marzipan piglets) in 1996. »My

Brecht Evens

The Belgian comic book author Brecht Evens was born in 1986 in Hasselt. He studied illustration at the Luca School of Arts in Ghent and initially published in comic magazines such as »Hic Sunt Leones« and »Parcifal«. Among his most important role models and mentors are his illustration teacher Goele