It is this time of the year when lists are published and when the word of the year is chosen. According to Oxford the 2018 word of the year is “toxic”; Collins selected “single-use” and van Dale, in my native Flemish-Dutch language, picked “moordstrookje”. Don’t even try to Google translate it ! I just finished reading Karl Ove Knausgaard “Inadvertent” – the first of his books I am reading – and when I came across this sentence I realized that “space” is my personal word of the year. Literature is not primarily a place for truths, it is the space where truths play out. A place is not a space … The first time I got the word on my radar this year was at…