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Leon Strydom

Poet and Author of poetry books and literary publications
Professor of Afrikaans literature at the University of the Orange Free State

Leon Strydom was born in 1944. 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.

Award: Eugêne Marais Prize for Poetry, 1974

Books:

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

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