Etienne van Heerden
Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town. His prize-winning debut novel ANCESTRAL VOICES (TOORBERG) was published in 13 countries. Author of several novels including THE LONG SILENCE OF MARIO SALVIATI (UK: Sceptre, 2002, and 6 other countries, Winner, M-Net Prize, South Africa, 2001. Chosen for Borders Original Voices and Book Sense 76.).
'Dazzling storytelling magically weaves the fantastical with the everyday and lends a compelling power to the author's meditations on history, art and life.' -- The Guardian
‘One of South Africa's leading writers, Etienne van Heerden explores the dark regions of South Africa’s past and present with a comic brilliance that never blunts the power of his indictment of evil and intolerance.’ – Derek Attridge, Professor of English, University of York, editor of the Cambridge History of South African Literature