Patrick Conrad

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Patrick Conrad (born 16 July 1945 in Antwerp) is a Flemish poet, screenwriter and novelist, and one of the founders of The Pink Poets. He also directed about twenty movies for cinema and television, including – selected for the Cannes Festival – Mascara with Charlotte Rampling and Michael Sarazin. He is also working as a painter and had two retrospective exhibitions of his work: in 1975 (Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp) and 2005 (Museum Elzenveld, Antwerp). He lives in Provence, in the south of France.


  • Cezar and Jezabel (poems) (1963)
  • Ik lig in de dalai-lama (poems) (1964)
  • Rose mon chameau (poems) (1965)
  • Een pop van Patrick Conrad met Pola Negri in de rol van Eleonora (poems) (1966)
  • Mercantile marine engineering (poems) (1967)
  • 11 Sad Songs for Edward Kienholz (poems) (1971)
  • De kleine dood van Kasper Q. (novel) (1971)
  • Allegria! Allegria! (short stories) (1972)
  • Continental Hotel of De duisternis der dingen loert (poems) (1975)
  • Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (poems) (1975)
  • Requiem (poems) (1975)
  • Hugues C. Pernath (essay) (1976)
  • La mort s'appelle bonsoir (poems) (1977)
  • Roxy's Roxane (illustrated script) (1981)
  • De vernieling (poems) (1985)
  • De tranen van Mary Pickford (poems) (1991)
  • Ba! (novel) (1993)
  • Limousine (Thriller) (1994)
  • Bloemlezing uit de poëzie van Patrick Conrad (book about Conrad by Daan Carstens with a choice of poems) (1995)
  • Louisiana (thriller) (1996)
  • Annalen (poems) (1998)
  • Luwte (thriller) (1998)
  • Op de Franse duinen (thriller) (1998)
  • Good morning, Hoboken (thriller) (1999)
  • Cargo (thriller) (2000)
  • Slachtvee (novelization of his movie) (1980)
  • De Aap van God (thriller) (2001)
  • Starr (thriller) (2006)
  • Leven en werk van Marcel Van Acker (Illustrated novel) (2009)
  • Getande raadsels (essay about Hugo Claus) (2009)
  • Perdida's Droom (Roman Noir) (2010)
  • "De Geur van de Maan" (roman noir) (2012)
  • "Tango Assasino" (roman noir) (2013)
  • "De onvoltooide roamance van Ediapaso Gianovoltare" (Thriller) 2014

Some of Conrads work has been translated in the UK (Random House), the U.S.A. (Viking Press) and Germany (Verlagshaus n°8) In 2012 Starr was published by Bitter Lemon Press under the title NO SALE (Translation Jonathan Lynn);



  • 1969 – Arkprijs van het Vrije Woord
  • 1971 – Poetry prize of 'De Vlaamse Gids'
  • 1976 – Poetry prize of de Province of Antwerp
  • 2008 – Diamant Bullit Award (Best Thriller of the Netherlands and Belgium) for Starr.
  • 1967 Prize of the experimental short movie for Les wagons verts-réséda, Benelux Filmfestival.
  • 1985 Prize of the video production for Parlez-moi d'amour, festival of Nyons, Switzerland.
  • 1985 Oecumenique Prize for Parlez-moi d'amour, Festival of Nyons, Switzerland.
  • 1986 Grand prix for Parlez-moi d'amour, Festival Video Réalité, Brussels.
  • 1985 Special Prize of the Jury for Permeke, festival de Nyons, Switzerland.
  • 1985 Prize of the Public for Permeke, festival de Nyons, Switzerland.
  • 1985 Prix Femina for Permeke.
  • 1985 André Cavens Award – Prize for the best Belgian Movie of the year for Permeke.
  • 1986 Bert Leysen Prize (Prize for the best Belgian Television Movie 1985/86) for DadaTristesse.

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