Carl Norac (born 29 June 1960) is a Walloon Belgian author of children's books and poetry.
Carl Norac was born in Mons, Belgium in 1960, as the son of poet Pierre Coran and comedian Irène Coran. In 1968, they moved to the small village Erbisoeul, now a part of Jurbise. He studied in Liège and became a teacher of French, but quit after two years. For the next six years, he travelled around the world, while working as a writer. His poetry collection Le maintien du désordre was awarded the Prix Robert Goffin. After witnessing an eruption of the Krakatau in 1993, he published Nemo et le volcan: with illustrations by Louis Joos, which was rewarded the Pomme d'Or, the European illustration award.
In 1996, he became a Professor of Literature at the Royal Conservatorium of Mons, a theatre school. In 1999, he moved to France, and the same year his daughter Else was born. By 200…Read more on Wikipedia