Find out more about the greatest South African Writers, including J. M. Coetzee, Bryce Courtenay, Ronald Harwood, Athol Fugard and Austin Stevens.
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
20 November 1923
Writer, Political Activist

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist

Prue LeithPrue Leith
18 February 1940
Restaurateur

Athol FugardAthol Fugard
11 June 1932
Actor, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist,
Keorapetse KgositsileKeorapetse Kgositsile
19 September 1938
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Alan PatonAlan Paton
11 January 1903
Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter

Laurens van der PostLaurens van der Post
13 December 1906
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Journalist

Ruth FirstRuth First
04 May 1925
Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer,
Vusamazulu Credo MutwaVusamazulu Credo Mutwa
21 July 1921
Ufologist, Writer

Austin StevensAustin Stevens
19 May 1950
Photographer, Writer
Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
24 March 1855
Writer

Breyten BreytenbachBreyten Breytenbach
16 September 1939
Poet, Writer, Painter

Ronald HarwoodRonald Harwood
09 November 1934
Writer, Screenwriter, Film producer, Playwright,
Robert CalvertRobert Calvert
09 March 1945
Poet, Singer, Writer

Joseph WolpeJoseph Wolpe
20 April 1915
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist,
André BrinkAndré Brink
29 May 1935
Linguist, Writer, Translator, Professor

Ingrid JonkerIngrid Jonker
19 September 1933
Poet, Writer

Neil TurokNeil Turok
16 November 1958
Physicist, Non-fiction writer
Peter AbrahamsPeter Abrahams
03 March 1919
Novelist

Harry Frederick OppenheimerHarry Frederick Oppenheimer
28 October 1908
Businessperson
Chris BarnardChris Barnard
15 July 1939
 

Bessie Emery HeadBessie Emery Head
06 July 1937