Hannes Barnard

Hannes Barnardis a South African-born author of both English and Afrikaans novels. He debuted in 2019 with the YA novel, Halley se komeet, which he translated into English as Halley’s Comet. In 2020, Wolk, his apocalyptic YA adventure, was released, and coming up in 2022 is his crime novel, die wet van Gauteng. When not writing, traveling, or planning his next adventure, Hannes works in marketing. He has called England and Seychelles home but now lives in Johannesburg with his wife.

In conversation with Hannes Barnard about Halley’s Comet

Hannes Barnard, Izak de Vries Books and writers 2022-05-24

"They run for their lives as dusk turns into night. Bullets fly as he gets closer. They stop breathing because it’s making too much noise. Still, Rudie comes closer. And closer."

#ReadingAfrica | The children’s literature panel

Bunmi Emananjo, Ekiuwa Aire, Hannes Barnard, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Caroline Kurtz Interviews 2021-12-09

How do we represent Africa as a multicultural, multifaceted continent to our readers? How do we embrace diversity in early readers for Africa’s kids? And how do we market our wonderful African stories to a Eurocentric world?

Wolk se Hannes Barnard nou ook internasionaal

Izak de Vries, Hannes Barnard Skrywersonderhoude 2020-10-05

Hannes Barnard se eerste roman, Halley se komeet, is pas deur ’n Amerikaanse uitgewer gekoop om dit wêreldwyd in Engels te versprei. Sy tweede roman, Wolk, maak tans opspraak.

Wolk: ’n onderhoud met Hannes Barnard

Naomi Meyer, Hannes Barnard Skrywersonderhoude 2020-07-28

"Jou tienerjare is so ’n belangrike deel van jou lewe; so ’n interessante, deurmekaar, soekende deel van ons lewens, dat dit ’n fantastiese plek is om kleurvolle en betekenisvolle karakters te gaan soek."

Skrywersonderhoud: Hannes Barnard oor Halley se komeet

Naomi Meyer, Hannes Barnard Skrywersonderhoude 2019-08-29

"Die storie is ’n grootwordverhaal, of coming-of-age-storie. Daar is redelik baie debat oor of dit ’n jeugroman is en of dit ’n bildungsroman is. Juis daarom is ek gelukkig om Wenkbrou as uitgewer te hê, want hulle glo in stories wat nie altyd in boksies geprop kan word nie."

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