Vincent Engel is a professor for Contemporary Literature at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) and History of Ideas and Literary Forms at IHECS. He has written numerous essays, novels, short stories and plays. He is also a literary critic and chronicler. Since 2014, he collaborates with La Première, as a chronicler in several programs.
He tries to assume his responsibilities of intellectual taking part in the public debate, to fight against what he considers as serious and persistent attacks against democracy.