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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 Somerset West. Red carpet show 3 December 2013
A special edition of Zettelwitz commemorates 50 years of De Hoge Hoek in 2012
|New books 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006|
New authors Special Birthdays
Artist's portraits of famous Stellenbosch Authors
Author's dogs and cats Akademie.co.za
Stellenbosch Woordfees 2-11 March 2018
Authors of the day: Awards 2018:
Antjie Krog receives Dutch prize, 2018 Gouden Ganzenveer, for her contribution to Dutch culture.
Hertzog Prize for Antjie Krog for Mede-wete
Eugéne Marais Prize: Lien Botha vir Wonderboom (2015)
SA AKADEMIEPRYS for translation: Daniel Hugo for Oorlog en terpentyn
L.W. Hiemstra Prize for non-finction: Carel van der Merwe for Donker Stroom
Carin Krahtz, was awarded the Gold 2017 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature for Blou is nie 'n kleur nie
Medal of Honour for Radiodrama in Afrikaans: Marita van der Vyver for Genade
Jan Vermeulen won the Silver 2017 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature for Soen
Dan Sleigh received the following awards in 2017:
The W.A. Hofmeyr prize 2017 and the ATKW Award 2017 for 1795, A Life Achievement Award (NP van Wyk Louw award) by the FAK and a Life Achievement Award by the SA Military History Society, 2017. Photo by Naomi Bruwer
Harald Pasch, distinguished professor and holder of the SASOL Research Chair in Analytical Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University (SU), was awarded the 2017 Gold Medal of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI).
Breyten Breytenbach is the 2017 Laureate
of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award
New authors and updates:|
Very sorry to hear Jaco Botha died in 2016.
Gerhard Kirsten was actually the sports editor of Die Burger. He was also fluent in Spanish and had a good command of Russian. (Thank you, Harry Hill)
Anine sent me a photo of her grandfather: Hans Trümpelmann, 1903-1982
Rothmann, Anna W - at last I found her portrait (by Pieter Hugo Naudé)
At last I found an excellent photo of Anthonie van Laar
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.
3.11.: Nanette van Rooyen
Johan Krige, Die Groenkloof-
Riana Scheepers, Stormkind, Tafelberg, 2018
New books 2017:
Wilna Adriaanse, Eindspel, Tafelberg, 2017
Juanita Aggenbach, Gister is Verby
Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa: Africa's Billionaires, 2017
Bun Booyens and Aldi Schoeman, Die Burger 100: Sy mense en hul stories, Jonathan Ball, 2017
Pieter Fourie, knapsekêrels, Naledi, 2017
Erns Grundling, Elders, Queillerie, 2017
Etienne van Heerden, Die Wêreld van Charlie Oeng, Tafelberg, 2017
Jurie van den Heever, Wat moet ons met ons kerk doen? Naledi, 2017
Michiel Heyns, I am Pandarus, Jonathan Ball, 2017
Brian J Huntley - Wildlife at War in Angola, 2017
Elsa Joubert, Spertyd, Tafelberg, 2017
Gerrit Kruger, Die geskiedenis van die Griekse taal oor 35 eeue heen, Sun Media, 2017
En wie het God geskep? Op weg na 'n nuwe definisie van die Godheid, e-book, 2017
Raar, maar waar, some 2 000 lemmas on everyday most interesting things, 2017
Trienke Laurie, Koebesie, Corals Uitgewers, 2017
Pieter-Louis Myburgh, The Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture, Penguin Random House, 2017
S.J. Naudé, Die Derde Spoel, 2017
Marlene van Niekerk, Gesant van die mispels
Leon van Nierop, Sielsmokkelaar, Protea, 2017
Doodloopstraat, Protea 2017
Rudie van Rensburg (editor), Op die spoor van, Tafelberg 2017
Leopold Scholtz, Ratels aan die Lomba, Jonathan Ball, 2017
Carina Stander, Die Bergengel, Protea Boekhuis
Richard Steyn, Jan Smuts: Afrikaner sonder grense / Unafraid of Greatness
Jan Vermeulen, Soen
Cas Wepener: Die Reis Gaan Inwaarts: Die Kuns van Sterwe in die Kreatiewe Werke van Karel Schoeman, Protea Boekhuis, 2017
|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!
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|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.
Verba volant, scripta manent - spoken words fly away, written words remain. More quotes
Links of the day:
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
Video of the day:
Your daily dose of drama - marvellous!
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Why modern education fails
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