Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem

Genres: Fiction | Translation | Young Adults

Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem is a Belgian writer and producer. He has a master’s degree in languages. He has written or co-written screenplays for fifteen feature films in Flanders and the Netherlands including Cannes Critics’ Week screenplay award winner Moscow, Belgium (2008). Jean-Claude is the co-author of several critically acclaimed and widely translated Young Adult novels, including Galgenmeid and A Sword in Her Hand. Ironhead, or, Once A Young Lady was translated into Eglish by Kristen Gehrman and published by Levine Querido in 2002.


Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Kristen Gehrman earned her Master’s in Language Science with a specialization in Literary Translation from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She now lives in The Hague, The Netherlands, where she works as a literary translator and teaches university-level courses in creative translation.


Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem’s attendance at West Cork Literary Festival is supported by Flanders Literature as part of their Flip Through Flanders programme.



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