born 3 octobre 1871
died 15 august 1969
Stijn Streuvels was born in Heule a small town in West Flanders. He started writing at a very young age. He was inspired by his uncle (another famous writer) Guide Gezelle. In 1905 he married Alida Staelens. They had 4 children: Paula (1906), Paul (1909), Dina (1916) and Isa (1922). In 1980 their house became a museum dedicated to Streuvels.