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Benno Barnard

Benno Barnard (Netherlands, 1954) is a Dutch poet, novelist, playwright and translator. He debuted in 1981 and published a number of poems, essays and novels since then, often reflecting on post war European identity. Since 2010 Barnard got increasing media attention after his lecture Leve God, weg met Allah at the University of Antwerp was interrupted by Sharia4Belgium. After living in Belgium for twelve years, Barnard recently moved to Essex, United Kingdom.