Herman Frans Martha Brusselmans (born 9 October 1957 in Hamme, Belgium) is a Flemish novelist, poet, playwright and columnist.
Herman Brusselmans studied Dutch and English at the University of Ghent. In his early twenties he was a successful football player. He played for Vigor Hamme and SK Lokeren. He now has his own football team called "De Woody's", after his late dog Woody. Brusselmans married in 1981 but divorced several years later. He married his second wife Tania in 2005.
Brusselmans gained widespread popularity in the early 1980s as part of the new generation of young Flemish novelists that included Tom Lanoye and Kristien Hemmerechts. Although Herman Brusselmans recently stated in the Flemish magazine HUMO that he would stop writing about existing people and situations, his work is highly autobiographical up to this point. Alcohol, sex and boredom are recurring themes throughout his work.
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