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” and “Collagissimo”. A number of collages were included in an exhibition in Ostend (Schaperye, 10/2009-02/2010)and at the exhibition Typo in Brussels (Seed Factory, April-June 2013).
By now he has more than 1000 short story publications (including a few short novels) to his credit in more than thirty 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, Albanian, Lithuanian, Breton, Welsh, Gaelic Scottish, Bengali, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Chinese, Esperanto, Volapük and Glosa. Everything seems to indicate that this list of publications and languages will grow even more impressive.
He was Guest of Honour at two so-called “science fiction conventions”: LausitzCon 3 in Hoyerswerda (Germany), September-October 1995, and Distichon / Beneluxcon 26 in Blankenberge (Belgium), November 2004. 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.
- The Burning Woman And Other Stories (story collection, print, Evertype, Ireland, 2012)
- Bonobo Sapiens (novel, e-book, OnlineBookDirect, 2001)
- Kirk’s Jihad And Other Strange Events (story collection, e-book, OnlineBookDirect, 2000)
- Eyecatcher (novel, e-book, OnlineBookDirect, 2000)
- Too many to mention here. Look at the publications page on his website under “bio/biblio“.