1944 - 2021
Poet and Author of poetry books and literary publications
Leon Strydom was born on 27 February 1944 in George. He studied at Stellenbosch University and obtained a MA in Afrikaans-Nederlands with a thesis on Louis Leipoldt, Oor die slampamperliedjies van Leipoldt, in 1969. The next two years he lectured in Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch. He continued his studies at the Rijksuniversiteit in Utrecht, where he obtained a D Litt in 1973.
Awards: Eugêne Marais Prize for Poetry, 1974
Geleentheidsverse, , Human & Rousseau, 1973
Oor Die Eenheid Van Die Digbundel: 'n Tipologie Van Gedigtegroepe, Academica, 1976
Catcher of the Sun (with Frans Claerhout), Tafelberg, 1983
Leon Strydom passed away on 4 January 2021.