Writer of crime, speculative fiction and Young Adult novels.
In the oldest pub in Brussels
Foto: Leo Goossenaerts
With publisher, Antwerp, summer 2018.
Guido Eekhaut is a prolific writer of crime and suspense novels, fantastic and speculative fiction and books for young adults.
He came to genre literature after discovering the work of Jack Vance at age fifteen, and that of Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, M. John Harrison, J. G. Ballard, Thomas Disch and many others. Later he enjoyed Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami, John Hawkes and Jonathan Lethem.
He started writing short stories in the eighties, winning several literary awards. A number of his short fictions has been published abroad, based on his own English versions. He also wrote widely for magazines and newspapers.
One his first novel, a post-apocalyptic tale 'The Circle Years', received the Literary Award of the City of Brussels.
After winning the Hercule Poirot Award in 2009 with his first crime book, 'Absinthe', he published nearly a score of books, some regular and traditional crime, others diverging from the genre into the more literary, psychological and speculative fields. He was shortlisted twice for the Dutch Golden Noose crime awards