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Carina Diedericks-Hugo

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Author of children's books

Carina Diedericks-Hugo was born on 11 March 1977 in Johannesburg. She lived for four years in Pretoria, before the family moved to Cape Town. She attended Herschel Girls' School in Cape Town and also went to Boston, USA as a foreign exchange pupil, where she afterwards went back-packing for six weeks, before returning to Herschel and finishing matric. She read International Studies (BA, cum laude), Afrikaans and Dutch (BA Hons, cum laude) and Journalism (MPhil, cum laude) at Stellenbosch University.
Carina enjoys water hockey, riding and surfing. Favourite book: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.
She is an editor at Human & Rousseau Publishers and married to the poet, Daniel Hugo. They have five cats and live in Stellenbosch.


Winner of the Insig/MTN Woordfees Writers competition, 2000
Winner of the Bloemfontein 'Skywersvereniging' Writers competition, 2000
Finalist, Sanlam Prize for youth literature, 2002
Finalist, MER-Prize for youth literature, 2004
ATKV Price for children's books (ATKV-Kinderboekprys) 2005 for Koning Henry
ATKV Price 2006 for thomas@sms.net
ATKV Price 2007 for Operasie M.i.a.a.u and Nagmerrie.Net
ATKV-Children's book award 2012 (Standard 8 - 10) for Permanente ink


Oogkontak, Contentlot, 2001
thomas@moord.net, Lapa, 2001
thomas@virus.net, Lapa, 2002
Koning Henry, Tafelberg, 2003
thomas@sms.net, Lapa, 2003 - SMS.NET, Lapa, 2005
Thomas@aqua.net, 2004 - Aqua.net, Lapa, 2003
Liefde, natuurlik, Lapa, 2004
Nagmerrie.Net, Lapa, 2005
Njammies!, Human & Rousseau, 2005
Operasie M.i.a.a.u (Die Magtige Internasionale Anti-Aapskeloerders-Unie), Human & Rousseau, 2005
Liefde, natuurlik (compilation of short stories
Die verdrinking van Josua van Eden, Umuzi, 2008
Skerpioen.net, Lapa, 2009
Thomas@geraamte.net, Lapa, 2009
Thomas@rock-ster.net, Lapa 2011
Permanente ink, LAPA, 2012
Thomas @vrees.net, LAPA 2013

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