(1938-1989) Belgian (Flemish) author whose Sam, of de Pluterdag (1968; trans Danny De Laet and Willy Magiels as Where Were You Last Pluterday? 1973) is a Satire of a society in which the higher classes have access to an extra day of the week. Van Herck also wrote a collection of ingenious short stories, De Cirkels en andere fantastische verhalen ["The Circles"] (coll 1965). [JC]
see also: Benelux.
Paul van Herck
born Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium: 19 May 1938
died 19 June 1989
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