A Belgian novelist, playwright, teacher, and poet, he’s most widely known for functions such as for example De man zonder lijf and Maria Speermalie. In 1950, he was the receiver of the Belgian Country wide Award for life time achievement. He examined medicine on the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and afterwards attended the School of Ghent, where he had taken classes in Germanic philology. He still left both colleges without graduating. He previously a life-long like from the theatre. Furthermore to writing has, he founded the Studio room Herman Teirlinck, an Antwerp college devoted to working out of actors. He previously two daughters along with his initial wife, Mathilde Lauwers. His second wife was Johanna Hoofmans. He was a modern of fellow Belgian-born writer, Henri Michaux.