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Etienne van Heerden is Hofmeyr Professor at the School of Languages and Literatures, UCT
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Writing Course leads to five new books
Back (left to right): Etienne van Heerden, Willemien Brümmer and Michael Rands. Front: Ingrid Wolfaardt, Quintus van der Merwe and Nanette van Rooyen.
Photo: Monday Paper

As Hofmeyr Professor at the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town, Etienne van Heerden deals mostly with postgraduate students. His research interests in literature include literary theory, Afrikaans prose since the early 1980s, and specific areas such as historiography and fiction, postmodernism and engagement, and Afrikaans and Dutch literature from South Africa and the former Dutch colonies in the Caribbean and the East. He also teaches internet and web theory. His Creative Writing master classes has led to the publication of several of his students’ literary products with leading South African publishers. These include novels and short story collections by Sonja Loots, Tom Dreyer, Nini Bennet, Jaco Botha, Rachelle Greeff and Izak de Vries, leading writers of the younger generation.

 

 

 

 

Authors whose manuscripts were supervised by Etienne van Heerden and subsequently published in book form include:

Wilna Adriaanse

’n Klein lewe
Novel
Tafelberg

Website

http://www.wilnaadriaanse.co.za/

Reviews

Dineke Volschenk: Net 'n gewone lewe, smag sy
Elbie Adendorff: ’n Klein lewe allesbehalwe klein
Corina van der Spoel: Oor menswees tussen ander
Saartjie Botha: ’n Reis na begrip

Terry Westby-Nunn

The Sea of Wise Insects
Jacana

Website

http://www.terrywestbynunn.com
Nicole Jaekel Strauss

Maal
Short story collection
Queillerie

Reviews

Marius Crous: Debuut maak jou lus vir meer
Thys Human: ’n Bundel waarin jy jou tande kan slaan
Toast Coetzer

Naweek
Novel
Tafelberg

Reviews

JB Roux: Naweek hard, maar tog subtiel
Izak de Vries: Toast Coetzer se Naweek bitter maar lekker
Nanette van Rooyen

Chinchilla

Novel
Human & Rousseau
Ingrid Wolfaardt

Heartfruit

Novel
Tafelberg
Quintus van der Merwe

Die blou van ons hemel
Novel
Tafelberg
Michael Rands

Praise Routine Number Four
Novel
Tafelberg
Willemien Brümmer

Die dag toe ek my hare losgemaak het
Short story collection
Human & Rousseau
Chanette Paul-Hughes

Leila word lig
Novel
Human & Rousseau
Photo: Francois Bloemhof
Sonja Loots

Spoor
Novel
Tafelberg
Tom Dreyer

Stinkafrikaners
Novel
Tafelberg
Winner of the Eugene Marais Prize
Nini Bennett

Stoornis
Short stories
Tafelberg
Jaco Botha

Sweisbril

Short stories
Human & Rousseau
Izak de Vries

Kom slag ’n bees
Short stories
Tafelberg
Rachelle Greeff

Hanna
Novel
Tafelberg
Photo: Melt Myburgh


Compilations

Together with his students and other writers Etienne van Heerden created Die Rooi Roman as an online interactive novel. This collective effort – a first for Afrikaans – was eventually published in book form by Human & Rousseau. It was co-edited by Jaco Botha, a senior student at the time and now a well-established short story writer. Van Heerden challenged his students to create two “unconventional” love stories each. The result was the collection Die mooiste liefde is verby, published by Tafelberg.
© 2010 Etienne van Heerden | Contact: etienne@etiennevanheerden.co.za