Paul de Wispelaere was a critical free-thinker. He wrote as a critic in many literary journals about other authors including Louis-Paul Boon.
Most of his articles were for the ‘Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift’ and later for Herman De Coninck’s ‘Nieuw Wereldtijdschrift’. Paul de Wispelaere was a socially engaged author with a particular interest for ecology.
He worked on various literary programmes for what was then the BRT. His books deviated greatly from traditional story-telling methods.