Frank Roger was born in 1957 in Ghent, Belgium (as Frank Roger Florimond De Cuyper). He is the son of painter Roger De Cuyper (1921-2008) and the great-nephew of writer and painter Gerard Ceunis (1885-1964).
He studied philology, majoring in English, at the University of Ghent, graduating in 1981 with a dissertation on Philip K. Dick.
His first story appeared In 1975 in Belgian magazine SF-Magazine, followed by many others, all signed Frank Roger, in a wide variety of Belgian and Dutch magazines and anthologies.
From the late eighties onwards, he also started writing in English and translating his work into French. Since then his stories appear in an increasing number of languages in all sorts of magazines, anthologies and other venues, and since 2000, story collections are published, also in various languages. Apart from fiction, he also produces collages and graphic work in a surrealist and satirical tradition. This work appeared in various magazines, the editions of small press publisher Het Zinkend Schip, and in the collections "Geknipt en geplakt", "Collagissimo" and "Graforismen". A number of collages were included in an exhibition in Ostend (Schaperye, 10/2009-02/2010) and at exhibitions in the Seed Factory in Brussels (Typo, April-June 2013, That’s all Folks, April-June 2014, Fortuna, October-December 2014, Pen Is Art, April-June 2015, Breaking News, October-December 2016, Boobs Art, March-June 2017) and Foot (May-August 2018), and the travelling exhibition Antwerp Hands (2017-2020).
By now he has more than 1000 short story publications (including a few short novels) to his credit in more than forty languages: Dutch, English, German, Danish, Icelandic, Afrikaans, Frisian, Scots, Low Saxon, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Italian, Occitan, Provençal, Catalan, Romanian, Greek, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Slovenian, Croatian, Albanian, Lithuanian, Breton, Welsh, Gaelic Scottish, Manx, Cornish, Hindi, Bengali, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Chinese, Kannada, Esperanto, Volapük, Ido and Glosa. Everything seems to indicate that this list of publications and languages will grow even more impressive.
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He was Guest of Honour at some so-called “science fiction conventions”: LausitzCon 3 in Hoyerswerda (Germany), September-October 1995, Distichon / Beneluxcon 26 in Blankenberge (Belgium), November 2004, the Third International Conference on World Science Fiction, in Kochi, Kerala, India, February 2014), Luxcon 2016 in Tétange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (April 2016), and the Fifth China Chengdu International SF Conference, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, November 2019).
On the occasion of a book launch in Amsterdam on September 20, 2014, he received an award for his contributions to the fantastic genres, the "Bemoste Beeld" Award (a "moss-covered statuette" and a certificate).
Critics describe his work as a blend of genres and styles: fantasy, satire, surrealism, science fiction and black humour, all constantly cross-pollinating each other. This approach can best be described as "frankrogerism", a style of which he is the main representative.
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