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Johann de Lange

Biographical info

Johann de Lange was born on 22 December 1959 in Pretoria. He matriculated in 1977 in Naboomspruit, after which he studied at the University of Pretoria and Unisa. During his years at UP he was a founding member of the literary magazine Ensovoort.

He made his debut in 1982 with the collection of poetry Akwarelle van die dors, for which he received the Ingrid Jonker Prize in 1983. His fourth collection, Wordende naak (1990), was awarded the Rapport Prize for Poetry in 1990.

In 1996 he made his prose debut with Vreemder as fiksie. His first collection of poetry in 13 years, Die algebra van nood, appeared in February 2009.

Did you know?

· He translates poetry in his free time. A selection of his translations of Wilma Stockenström's poems, The Wisdom of Water, appeared in 2007.
· Johann received the Pankrator Prize for his poem  "Skerpskutters" and an Avanti Award for Verdrinkte hande, his screenplay about the life of Ingrid Jonker.

Author bookshelf

(Published at Human & Rousseau)
Vaarwel, my effens bevlekte held
Die algebra van nood
, Human & Rousseau (2009)
Judasoog - 'n keur uit die gedigte van Johann de Lange, Human & Rousseau (2010)


Ingrid Jonker Prize (1983) – Akwarelle van die dors
Rapport Prize for Poetry (1990) – Wordende naak
Hertzog Prize for Poetry (2011) – Die algebra van nood

List of titles

1982 Akwarelle van die dors, Human & Rousseau
1984 Waterwoestyn, Human & Rousseau
1986 Snel grys fantoom, Human & Rousseau
1990 Wordende naak, Human & Rousseau
1991 Nagsweet, Taurus
1993 Vleiswond, Human & Rousseau
1995 Wat sag is vergaan, Human & Rousseau 2009 Die algebra van nood, Human & Rousseau
2010 Judasoog - 'n keur uit die gedigte van Johann de Lange, Human & Rousseau
2011 Weerlig van die ongeloof, Protea Boekhuis
2012 Vaarwel, my effens bevlekte held, Human & Rousseau

Prose: short stories
1996 Vreemder as fiksie, Human & Rousseau
2000 Tweede Natuur, Homerus-uitgewers

As compiler
1997 Soort soek soort, Human & Rousseau en Tafelberg
1998 Die dye trek die dye aan (with Antjie Krog), Human & Rousseau
2010 Die skyn van tuiskoms: ’n keur uit die poësie van Lina Spies, Human & Rousseau
2011 As die woorde begin droom: ’n keur uit die poësie van Wilhelm Knobel, Bel Monte Uitgewers

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