Tom Lanoye is an award-winning Belgian novelist, poet, playwright and stage performer. He is the author of more than fifty works of poetry, drama, and fiction, and his work has been translated into fifteen languages. His bestseller Speechless was awarded several major awards and has been adapted for screen in 2017. Lanoye has won many prestigious European literary prizes. When not on stage, Lanoye lives in Antwerp and Cape Town.