Erwin Mortier (born 28 November 1965) is a Dutch-language Belgian author. Spending his youth in Hansbeke, he later moved to nearby Ghent, where he became city poet (2005–2006).
He wrote as a columnist for newspapers like De Morgen and published several novels:
Marcel (1999) – ISBN 2-213-61352-4
My Fellow Skin – ISBN 1-84343-046-0
Shutter Speed – ISBN 1-84343-172-6
While the Gods Were Sleeping (2008)
Collections of his poetry were published from 2001 on.
Among the literary prizes awarded to Mortier there are debut prizes in Belgium and in the Netherlands for Marcel, in 2002 the C. Buddingh' prize for his debut in poetry, and in 2009 the AKO Literatuurprijs for While the Gods …Read more on Wikipedia