Brecht Evens has been nominated before for two other translations and in 2011 he won the Prix de l’Audace (the Audacity Award) for ‘Somewhere where you don’t want to be’.
The 42nd edition of the Angoulême Comics Festival will run from January 29th until February 1st 2015. The prizes are traditionally awarded on the last day of the festival. Fingers crossed if Evens can take the award home, as the competition will be fierce, with a.o. 'Building Stories' (Chris Ware), 'Blast' (Manu Larcenet) and 'Magasin General' (Loisel & Tripp).
Ever since ‘Somewhere where you don’t want to be’ and ‘The making of’ were published by Actes Sud, Brecht Evens has become a well-known and acclaimed comic artist in France. His carreer went off to a flying start with the exposition 'Ceci n'est pas la BD flamande' in Angoulême in 2009.
In 2013, the Flemish Literature Fund asked him to be curator of the overwhelmingly popular exhibition ‘La Boîte à Gand’, an experience that certainly added even more to his international success. Meanwhile, Brecht Evens’ work occurs in translations by renowned publishing houses in France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, Norway and Korea.