Stephanus Petrus (Fanie) Olivier was born in Pretoria on June 23, 1949. He matriculated at Port Natal High School in Durban. After matric he furthered his studies at the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained an MA Degree in 1972. He obtained the degree Litt Drs in Literary theory at the University of Utrecht and in 1985 the degree D Litt from the University of Potchefstroom (under TT Cloete).
He worked as journalist, as teacher in Graaff-Reinet and Louis Trichardt, as well as lecturer at the Universities of Natal, Durban-Westville and Venda. Presently he is professor in Afrikaans and South African Studies at the School for English at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.
His first book of poetry, Gom uit die sipres, was published in 1971.
Did you know?
- He obtained an LLB Degree from Unisa and was admitted as advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2002.
Apostroof, Human & Rousseau (2010)
Die mooiste Afrikaanse liefdesgedigte, Human & Rousseau (2006)
Reina Prinsen Geerligs Prize (1971) – Gom uit die sipres
List of titles
1971 Gom uit die sipres, Human & Rousseau
1973 Om alleen te reis, Human & Rousseau
1976 Paradysrigting van die wind, Perskor
1978 Skimmellig, Human & Rousseau
1988 Verklarings 1967-1987, Human & Rousseau
2010 Apostroof, Human & Rousseau
1986 Die mooiste Afrikaanse liefdesgedigte, Human & Rousseau
2002 As die son kom oogknip, Protea Boekhuis