Annelies Verbeke

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Annelies Verbeke
Annelies Verbeke in 2011
Annelies Verbeke in 2011
Born (1976-02-06) 6 February 1976 (age 45)
Dendermonde, Belgium
Alma materGhent University

Annelies Verbeke (born 6 February 1976) is a Belgian author who writes in Dutch.[1][2] She made her name with the novel Slaap! (Sleep!) which has been translated into several languages.


Verbeke studied language and literature at Ghent University before attending a scriptwriting course in Brussels.[1] In 2003, she gained instant fame with her first novel Slaap! (Sleep!) when 70,000 copies of the Dutch edition were sold. The story has since been published in 22 countries. The award-winning work was highlighted for the way in which it showed how people with various backgrounds were all looking for fulfillment.[3]

A more recent international success has been Vissen redden (Saving Fish, 2009), also translated into several languages including German and Danish.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • (2003) Slaap! (Sleep!)
  • (2006) Reus (Giant)
  • (2009) Vissen redden (Saving Fish)
  • (2015) Dertig dagen (Thirty Days)
Short story collections
  • (2007) Groener Gras (Greener Grass)
  • (2012) Veronderstellingen (Presuppositions)
Other works
  • (2013) Tirol inferno (Tirol Inferno), prose poem
  • (2014) Onvoltooid landschap (Unfinished Landscape), short story
  • (2009) Stukken (Pieces)
  • (2010) Rail Gourmet (Rail Gourmet)
  • (2010) Almschi
  • (2012) Flow My Tears


  1. ^ a b "Annelies Verbeke". Goodreads. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Annelies Verbeke" (PDF). De Geus. Retrieved 29 January 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Annelies Verbeke". passa porta. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Annelies Verbeke". Nederlands letterenfonds. Retrieved 29 January 2014.

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