André P Brink

André P Brink (1935) is one of the most versatile figures in South African literary circles. His novels have been translated into some 30 languages. Brink has twice been nominated for the Booker Award and has been on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize various times since 1979. His international accolades include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize in 1980, and the French Prix Médicis Éstranger for the best translated literature. In 1992 he was awarded the Mosimaniën Prize for Human Rights. He has received the CNA Award three times for Olé (1965), Rumours of rain (1978) and A chain of voic es (1982). In 1997 he won the Mondello Five Continents prize for World Literature Imaginings of sand. In 1999 he was awarded the WA Hofmeyr prize for Duiwelskloof. He also received the Hertzog prize twice for Die jogger (2000) and Donkermaan (2001). Brink’s fifteenth novel, The other side of silence, was second place in the The Commonwealth Prize for Literature (Africa Region) and received the Sunday Times Fiction prize.

His much publicised earlier novel Lobola vir die lewe (1962) represented a new direction in Afrikaans prose. This novel brought him into close contact with the other leading Afrikaans writers of the sixties and he played a major role in their struggle against the harsh censorship system of the apartheid regime. The ban in 1974 on his novel Kennis van die aand (1973) led indirectly to the formation of the Afrikaanse Skrywersgilde (Guild of Afrikaans Writers) in 1975. As a leading member of the Guild, Brink was active in pleading for clemency for the then imprisoned Breyten Breytenbach.
 

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'n Boom het geval: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

André P Brink 2014-04-23 "Uiteindelik het die nuus gekom wat ons al lank te wagte was, maar wat nietemin soos die einde van ’n wêreld gevoel het: Gabriel García Márquez is nie meer daar nie." Lees André P Brink se huldeblyk.

Jan Rabie / Marjorie Wallace Lecture: Ground Zero – the South African literary landscape after apartheid

André P Brink Books and writers 2010-09-22

"All of this would suggest that since the dismantling of apartheid South African literature has entered a phase of unprecedented and explosive growth, and that the energy that had begun to manifest itself even during those dark days is now beginning to erupt."

Sunday Times Alan Paton Award: 5 minutes with André Brink

André P Brink, Imke van Heerden Books and writers 2010-07-21

André Brink’s A Fork in the Road has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. Imke van Heerden asked him a couple of quick questions. 

Heupvuur: André P Brink oor die Jan Rabie en Marjorie Wallace Beurs

André P Brink, André P Brink, Shané Kleyn 2009-12-07 In Die Burger word jy soos volg aangehaal: “Dié toekenning beteken vir my meer as enige ander wat ek nog gekry het.” Wat maak dit vir jou spesiaal? Daar is heelwat redes. Om mee te begin, het dit gekom presies op die tydstip dat ...

Kennis van sensuur
2004

André P Brink 2007-06-13 Met die jongste heruitgawe van Kennis van die Aand in Human & Rousseau se Klassiek-reeks kan ek dit eintlik nie verhelp om terug te dink aan die gedoe rondom die verbod op die boek net mooi dertig jaar gelede nie. Vandag is dit moeilik, selfs vir ...

ABSA Chain: Athol Fugard in conversation with André P Brink

Athol Fugard, Athol Fugard, André P Brink 2006-07-28 Dear André Rather silly for two old veterans like us to be relating to each other from the ends of a silly little “chain”, but here goes. As someone who has admired you over the years both as a man and an artist I would like to ...

ABSA Ketting: André P Brink gesels met Abraham H de Vries

André P Brink, André P Brink, Abraham H de Vries 2006-07-21 Ek weet dis ’n holrug ou vraag dié, maar vir iemand soos jy moet dit tog (ten spyte van die ergernis!) van kardinale betekenis wees: Waarom, vir jou, eerder kortverhaal as roman? 
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