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Etienne Van Heerden



— welcome to etiennevanheerden.co.za —


“As one cannot talk about Israel without having read Amos Oz,
or India without Salman Rushdie,
or South America without
Marquez or Llosa, so you will have to read Van Heerden if you want
to know anything about South Africa. It is fiction at its best.”


— Herman de Coninck, NRC Handelsblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Van Heerden's words blast the reader's mind through a clear, blue African sky.”

The Telegraph, London


– latest news –

# Klimtol review in the Dutch Literair Nederland

# Die swye van Mario Salviati now on RSG

# Klimtol nominated for kykNET-Rapport Boekprys

# Photo: With interviewer Bettine Vriesekoop

# Photo: Opening of the Week of the Afrikaans Novel

# Photo: Signing Klimtol for a reader

# Photo: Boekwinkel Krings

# Photo: Restaurant Tjing-Tjing

# Photo: Translators of Etienne van Heerden's books

# Photo: Symposium on literary translation

# Photo: Being interviewed by Ingrid Glorie

# Podcast of interview with Tineke de Nooij

# Photo: Being interviewed by Ludo Helsen

# Photo: Interview in Boekhandel De Zondvloed

# Photo: Interview in Mechelen

# Photo: Symposium on Afrikaans Literature

# YouTube: The most beautiful Afrikaans poem of all times

# Photo: Symposium on South African Literature

# Photo: Boekhandel Van Gennep

# Photo: Spui25

# Photo: Het spel vraagt om ernst

# Photo: Bookshop window

# Photo: Interview at Boekhandel De Vries

# Photo: Radio Interview on Klimtol in Hilversum

# Photo: Symposium on Fiction and History

# Photo: Tros Nieusshow

# Photo: Interview in Roeselare's public library

# Photo: Lunch meeting with the DBNL's Cees Klapwijk

# Photo: Joost Nijsen with Klimtol

# Interview in the Belgian daily De Standaard

# Interview on the Tros Nieuwsshow

# University tour, Netherlands and Belgium

# Bookshop events, Netherlands and Belgium

# Opening of theWeek of the Afrikaans Novel

# Klimtol's Belgian launch

# Dutch translation of Klimtol to be launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in September 2014

# Fragment from the Dutch version of Klimtol

# Writers Unlimited, The Hague, Netherlands, 26th of September 2014: Etienne van Heerden, Anne van Veen and others

# Discussion on the translation of literary texts

# Event: Celebrating South African writing, food and wine

# Klimtol is one of three novels nominated for the ATKV's Veertjie Awards

# Die swye van Mario Salviati on RSG

# Writers Pieter-Dirk Uys and Lauren Beukes attended Etienne van Heerden's Master classes

# Research visit to Kowloon and Hong Kong Island

# Etienne van Heerden on Dagbreek breakfast television about LitNet's online writers conference, Poolshoogte

# Dutch translation of Klimtol

# Online conference

# Etienne van Heerden at the 5th annual Schreiner Karoo Writers Festival

# Etienne van Heerden won the WA Hofmeyr Award for Klimtol

# Gauteng daily Beeld on the UJ Prize for literature shortlist

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