Joost Vandecasteele (1979) is one of the most influential writers of his generation. For his debut collection Hoe de wereld perfect funtioneert zonder mij he was awarded the Flemish First Novel Award. His novels Opnieuw en opnieuw en opnieuw and Massa were nominated for the BNG Literature Prize. Vandecasteele is also a well-known stand-up comedian; in Fall 2016 his new comedy series will premiere on national television. In 2017 he published Bella, 'a novel in images'. Check the trailer here.