Geert van Istendael
Geert van Istendael, born in Belgium in 1947, is a writer, translator and former journalist. From 1978 to 1993 he served as correspondent and newscaster for Belgian television. Since 1993 he has been writing novels, poetry and essays. A specialist in Belgian society and political life, he is the author of an essay on Belgian politics entitled “The Belgian Labyrinth”.