Werner Lambersy

Werner Lambersy

Werner Lambersy, born in Anvers on the 16th of November 1941, has been living in Paris since 1980. Being Flemish, his personal history determined him to take an anti-fascist stance by choosing to write in French. His biography is to be understood through his books, which constitute the trace of an emblematic inner voyage. During his work as cultural attaché at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris up until 2002, he published over 60 works which were translated in over 20 languages, amongst which a major trilogy Architecture Nuit (“Yvan Goll” Prize), Coimbra (SGDL Paris Grand Prize), and Dernières nouvelles d’Ulysse (“Pierette Micheloud” Prize, Lausanne), followed by Maîtres & maisons de thé (The Triennal Prize and the Canada award/French community award), shortlisted for the Neustadt Prize (USA).

A number of dossiers, Actes Sud: L’éternité est un battement de cils, in NU(e) n° 50, at Vanneaux,  Index and Sapriphage etc.), eight works published at La porte, five at Editions du Cygne, Cadex, L’Amourier, Phi and Rhubarbe, three works at CFC, two at Le Castor Astral, Al Manar, Dumerchez, Caractères, Tipaza, l’Âne qui Butine and Le Taillis Pré, one at Opium and two at the Editions Labor, as well as numerous collaborations with the composer Annette Vande Gorne for CDs, all this makes him one of the most important contemporary poets. His writing is a felicitous blend between two sensibilities: the westerner and the oriental (formalism, paradox, humor, anarchy…). Maurice Carême Prize and the Triennal Prize (Belgium), Mallarmé Prize (2015), The French Academy “Théophile Gaultier” Prize (2016), Hainaut Prize (2017), CoPo des lycéens award (2018).

France