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|The website, Stellenbosch Writers, was launched in May 2000 and the book Stellenbosch Writers was published in 2005.|
After nearly 33 years living in 'Stellenbosch's most beautiful house', we moved to Helderberg Village, Somerset West.
Red carpet show 3 December 2013
A special edition of Zettelwitz commemorates 50 years of De Hoge Hoek in 2012
|New books 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006|
Artist's portraits of famous Stellenbosch Authors
Author's dogs and cats
Authors of the day:
Hermann Giliomee was awarded the Jan H Marais Prize 2016
Willem Anker was awarded the Hertzog Prize 2016 for Buys: 'n Grensroman
He is a lecturer in creative writing and Afrikaans literature at Stellenbosch University.
Stephanus Muller was awarded the Eugène Marais Prize 2016 for Nagmusiek
He is a professor at the Music Department, Stellenbosch University.
Marita van der Vyver was awarded the Scheepers Prize for youth literature 2016
for Swemlesse vir 'n meermin
Renata Coetzee received the Special Honorary Award from the Academy 2016
for her lifetime contribution to international awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the food culture heritage of the different population groups in South Africa.
Louise Viljoen was awarded the Gustav Preller Prize 2016
for literary work in Afrikaans
Carel van der Merwe, was awarded the Protea boekhouse price 2016
for Donker stroom - Eugene Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog
Michael Samways received the Golden Academy medal 2016 for his contribution in natural sciences.
Lizette Rabe received the Stals-prize for Communication and Journalism 2015 and the Kanselierstoekenning (Chancelors Award) 2016
Ulrich Gerryts. Karl Schmidt, who had collaborated on Ulrich's collection of children's verses, sent me more information and a photo.
Dan Sleigh and his daughter Jean sent me an update.
Nico Blanckenberg Page enlarged with information by Ted Kroog.
Christopher Heywood sent me a photo and update.
Meiring Naudé, 1905 - 1985, updated with book list
I am always grateful for more information on authors, especially those who are marked (*) in the author's list.
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Danie Botha (Compiler), Om Hennie Aucamp te onthou, Protea, 2015
Muller Ballot, Maggie Laubser. 'n Venster op Altyd Lig, Sun Media, 2015 See Flyer of the book
Christine Barkhuizen le Roux, Skynskadu (+ CD)
Bloemhof, François, Vir altyd, Tafelberg 2015
Breyten Breytenbach, Parool / Parole, Penguin South Africa, 2015
Renata Coetzee, Food Culture of the First Humans on Planet Earth, 2015
Jaap Durand, Godsgeheim - Die verhaal van wetenskap en mistieke geloof, 2015
Willie Esterhuyse, Geagte Jahwe, Naledi, 2015
Hans Fransen , Cape Barock - and the contribution of Anton Anreith, SunMedia, 2015
Hermann Giliomee, Buhr van die Bokveld - 'n Bloemlesing uit die werk van Johann Buhr (compiler), Africana Publishers, 2015
Albert Grundlingh, War and Society: Participation and Remembrance - South African Black and Coloured Troops in the First World War, 1914-1918, SunMedia, 2015
Daniel Hugo, Takelwerk, Human & Rousseau, 2015
Pieter Kapp, Nalatenskappe sonder einde - Die verhaal van Jannie Marais. Het Jan Marais Nationale Fonds, 2015
Adriaan Liebenberg, The Brain Surgeon's Diet / Die breinchirug se Dieet, Penguin Random House SA, 2015
Marlise Joubert, Bladspieël, 2015
Koos Kombuis, Ver in die wêreld, sushi, Penguin Random House SA, 2015
Carel van der Merwe, Donker stroom - Eugene Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog, Tafelberg, 2015
Nataniël, Die Huis van Rye, Human & Rousseau, 2015
Fanie Olivier, Die heel mooiste Afrikaanse liefdesgedigte (new edition)
Ode Krige, Carl Otto Hager - argitek tot eer van god, 1813 - 1898, Hemel & See boeke, 2015
Leon van Nierop, Adrenalien, 2015
Floris van der Merwe, Vader van Suid-Afrikaanse boks (with James R. Couper), FJG Publikasies, 2015
Piet van Rooyen, Voelvry, Penguin Books, 2015
Riana Scheepers, Rympies vir pikkies en peuters, (Editor with Suzette Kotzé-Myburgh and Gertie Smit), Tafelberg, 2015
Jan Braai, Die Demokratiese Republiek van Braai, NB, 2015
Louise Smit and Shâan Fisher, A series of novelty board books with wipe-clean pen and fold-out pages, teaches children basic concepts with the help of Louise Smit's most iconic characters from the well-known TV-programs Wielie Walie and Haas Das , Human & Rousseau 2015:
Wielie Walie Woelwaters: Haas Das leer ons van teenoorgesteldes
Wielie Walie Woelwaters: Sarel Seemonster leer ons van kleure
Wielie Walie Woelwaters: Bennie Boekwurm leer ons van vorms
Isabel Uys, Afrikaans vir almal, Pharos 2015
Francois Verster, Inversium, Thompson Publishing, 2015
Marita van der Vyver, Swemlesse vir 'n meermin, Tafelberg 2015
Ingrid Winterbach, Vlakwater, Human & Rousseau, 2015
Dine van Zyl, Potjiekos en Potpraatjies, Dine van Zyl Publikasies, 2015
Wium van Zyl (translator and editor), Hierdie land van leuens - Brieven uit de Kaap kolonie van C. Louis Leipoldt, Africana Publishers, 2015
|This website presents close to 600 authors of books. It is my service to the community and was created to present Stellenbosch authors of books, thereby giving an idea what is going on in this lovely university town in the middle of South Africa's winelands. It was also my tool to find the information for the book, which was published in March 2005. Only 300 copies were printed. Get hold of the book, Stellenbosch Writers, as long as it is available! Introduction Acknowledgements|
Congratulations on the book. It is an excellent job. To paraphrase an old Afrikaans poem , who could ever think that Stellenbosch has so many writers. You have performed a great service!
|We are still adding new authors||New author's pages are not gratis anymore, but updates are free. My fees|
353 author's pages were published in the book, Stellenbosch Writers.
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A special edition of Zettelwitz commemorates 50 years of De Hoge Hoek in 2012
Practise your languages with Zettelwitz
New e-Books: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg
Table Mountain Wizard e-book
Die Towenaar vanTafelberg E-Boek
Softcover bilingual editions:
Zauberer Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard (German - English)
Die Towenaar van Tafelberg - Table Mountain Wizard (Afrikaans - English).
by Rosemarie Breuer
See all screenshots of the special edition.
Dr. Hans & Rosemarie Breuer
|Quotes of the day:|
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars, etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish, and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Great spirits have always been violently oppressed by mediocre minds.
Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
Schöne Tage - nicht weinen, dass sie vergangen, sondern lächeln, dass sie gewesen.
Wer im Gedächtnis seiner Lieben lebt, der ist nicht tot, der ist nur fern; tot ist nur, wer vergessen wird.
Was ist ein Einbruch in eine Bank gegen die Gründung einer Bank?
There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
I have difficulty with the notion that art must be challenging.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
Everybody should read this: John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
A clever play on words - My pen is my wonderland. An ad based on a poem that reads the same in English & Afrikaans
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Your daily dose of drama - marvellous!
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Why modern education fails
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