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country of citizenship:
language of expression: Dutch
educated at: Ghent University
occupation: playwright, poet, writer, columnist, actor, author, performing artist, creator
award received: Constantijn Huygens Prize, Ark Prize of the Free Word, Henriëtte Roland Holst Award, Johnny van Doornprijs, Golden Owl, Tzum-prize, Gouden Ganzenveer, Proscenium prize, Humo's Gouden Bladwijzer, De Inktaap
Tom Lanoye (his name is pronounced the French way: /lanwa/) was born 27 August 1958 in the Belgian city Sint Niklaas. He is a novelist, poet, columnist, screenwriter and playwright. He is one of the most widely read and honoured authors in his language area (the Netherlands and Flanders), and makes regular appearances at all the major European theatre festivals.
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