Pieter De Buysser


°1972, lives and works in Brussels.

At the age of 20, Pieter De Buysser took a train to Paris to visit a school for clowns. He decided to study philosophy. Since, he writes fiction and non-fiction, theater and non-theater and he performs his own texts on stage – as a non-clown, a speculative realist, a transformatador in one. His fables are political, radical, epic and concrete. He has been described as “a contemporary Hiëronymus Bosch of literature” and “a 22nd century storyteller”.
His plays have been invited or commissioned by houses and festivals such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Berliner Festspiele, Taipei Festival, Biennale Wiesbaden new plays from Europe, Dublin Festival, Melbourne Festival, Baltoscandal Estonia, Théâtre de la Bastille Paris, Fondation Cartier Paris, HAU Berlin,… His writings have been translated and staged into Polish, French, German, Italian and English. His first novel “De Keisnijders” was published in 2012 at De Geus. Currently he travels extensively over Europe with his last monologues “Book Burning” & “Landscape with skiproads”.