Tom Van Imschoot

is vice-dean of the Associated Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Leuven, and professor of literature at University College of Saint-Lucas Visual Arts, Ghent. He is co-editor of the Flemish cultural magazine, rekto:verso, and also a literary critic for Knack.


In the last decade, Flemish fiction has stepped out of the shadow of its Dutch “older sister”, writes Tom Van Imschoot. Despite authors’ individuality, trends can be discerned. The most prominent is the turn from metafiction towards various forms of realism, be it the regional, the semi-autobiographical or the “virtual”.

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