Profile:
Erwin Mortier

Erwin Mortier is a writer. He has been awarded numerous prizes for both poetry and prose, and spent a year as city poet of Ghent. He has also worked as a translator, producing the first Dutch translation of Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts.

His novel While the Gods Were Sleeping has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. His latest book is Stammered Songbook: A Mother's Book of Hours.