If, as Vonnegut once said, there is a ceiling to human thought, then we as a nation are hunkered down in the crawl space underneath the house, cornered by an unfathomable fear for, well, who-knows-what?
Latest novel: Omega Minor (Dalkey Archive Press USA; Eichborn GER; Meulenhoff-Manteau BE/NL; Lot 49 FRA; Polis GR).
Omega Minor won the Bordewijk award (Holland), the triannual Cultuurprijs voor Proza van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Belgium), and the triannual Prijs Letterkunde van de Vlaamse Provincies (Belgium), as well as the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (UK).
Cognitive psychologist, working at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Self-proclaimed misanthrope (the 'mis' part extending to himself).