Goran Lowie

Hello and welcome

I am a translator and publisher of speculative fiction and poetry. I am the founder of Speculatief, a Dutch-language magazine of award-winning speculative fiction and poetry in translation. Founded in 2022, in the future it will also be publishing translated novels and poetry collections. Speculatief is a passion project and completely self-funded.

I am also a speculative poet. Poems have appeared in Star*Line and are forthcoming in Utopia Science Fiction and others.

When not reading, translating or writing, I teach non-confessional (secular) humanism/ethics at a high school in Flanders, Belgium and strongly identify as a humanist. I am a devout film fan (somehow made it into the Cannes film festival in 2021) and an LGBTQI+ advocate. I am aro/ace and a first generation college graduate.

My influences are Ursula K. Le Guin, Patricia A. McKillip, Mary Soon Lee, Italo Calvino, José Saramago and others. I deeply believe- in the words of Le Guin- it doesn't have to be way it is.

If you would like to contact me, please use contact@goranlowie.net.