Writer and literary critic Jan Arnald writes crime novels under the pen name Arne Dahl. His famous novels about a fictional group of crime investigators, the Intercrime Group, were turned into the television series Arne Dahl.
He has written a short story especially for Contour 2013, after visiting Mechelen and the biennial’s venues. The Miraculous Catch of Fish is an allegorical triptych. It is inspired by the theme, Leisure, Discipline and Punishment, and is set in Mechelen prison, the Church of Our Lady-across-the-Dyle and the football stadium of KV Mechelen.