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Pieter De Buysser (°1972) is a Belgian writer and theatre and film director. He lives and works in Brussels. He studied philosophy in Antwerp and Paris. He has written over 30 theatre plays. His work is published and distributed

by Henschel Schauspiel Verlag in Germany, L’ Arche in France, Oberon Books in the UK, Argo in Czech Republic, Bebuquin in Belgium, De Geus and De Nieuwe Toneelbibliotheek in the Netherlands. He is represented by Agentur Kroll, Berlin.


He has been artist in residence in Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Archa Theater (Prague) and he co-founded the artist-run organisation ROBIN.


His plays have been invited and commissioned by theatre houses and festivals such as Berliner Festspiele, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Théâtre les Amandiers Paris, Actoral Toulouse, Taipei Festival, Biennale Wiesbaden, New plays from Europe, Dublin Festival, Melbourne Festival, Baltoscandal Estonia, Archa Theatre Prague, Théâtre de la Bastille Paris, Fondation Cartier Paris, HAU Berlin and others. The last couple of years he has travelled extensively through Europe with An Anthology of Optimism, Book Burning, Landscape with Skiproads, The Afterparty and The Tip of the Tongue.


His writings have been translated and staged in Polish, Czech, French, German, Italian and English. His theatre and literary work has received critical acclaim

in Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Germany and The Netherlands.

He has written and directed four short fiction films, De Intrede, Solar, The Ambassador and You Know You’re Right. De Intrede received awards at the Milano Film Festival, the Brno Festival and others. Solar has been bought and broadcasted by Canvas.

His novel De Keisnijders was published in 2012 at De Geus and translated into Czech in June 2016. He received the Emile-Zola price in 1998, The Trofee Dwarse Denker in 2011 and the Marie Kleine-Gartman Pen in 2012.