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country of citizenship: Belgium
native language: Dutch
languages spoken, written or signed: Dutch
occupation: writer, playwright, poet, actor, author, theatrical director, scenographer, musician, translator, performing artist, librettist
award received: Jan Campert Prize, Gouden Griffel, Zilveren Griffel, Woutertje Pieterse prize, Ferdinand Bordewijk Prize, Dirk Martensprijs, Ida Gerhardt Poëzieprijs, Golden Owl, Toneelschrijfprijs
Peter Verhelst (born 28 January 1962) is a Belgian Flemish novelist, poet and dramatist. He won the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs for Tongkat.
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