Anna Elizabeth (Antjie) Krog was born on October 23, 1952 in Kroonstad. She was 18 years old when her first volume of poetry, was published in 1970. Januarie-suite was published, and in 1973 it received the Eugène Marais Award. She completed a BA Degree and an Honours Degree in English (1973) at the University of the Free State. In 1976, she completed an MA Degree in Afrikaans at the University of Pretoria.
Spiritual insight and genealogy research are the heart of Bloodlines – Touch Not the Cat and Bloodlines – Traces, a mystery series on cultural inheritance by Tom McKerley and Ingrid Schippers. The characters and their life stories of the Bloodlines series could be anyone’s story. Anyone who can trace ancestry, anyone whose great-great-grandmother answered the call for women’s liberation, anyone whose predecessors fought for justice and fulfillment in their quest for survival.
Breyten Breytenbach is considered one of the greatest living poets in Afrikaans. He was born on 16 September 1939 in Bonnievale. He matriculated in 1957 at the Hugenot High School in Wellington and studied at the University of Cape Town. His first poems appeared in the student newspaper Groote Schuur in 1959. He left South Africa and went to Paris in the 1960s. He made his debut with the innovative volume Die ysterkoei moet sweet in 1964, and in the same year Katastrofes, a prose work, appeared.
Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.” Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide. His third book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller. His fourth book, Born for This, will help you find the work you were meant to do. His newest book, Side Hustle, will help you create a new source of income in 27 days. His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.
Journalist, writer and playwriter.
Deon Meyer is a South African crime fiction author and screenwriter. His books are translated into 27 languages world-wide. A former journalist, advertising copywriter, Internet manager and brand strategist, Deon has published thirteen novels and two short story collections.into the international TV series Cape Town. His books have been published in more than 40 countries world-wide, and one (Dead Before Dying) was turned into the international TV series Cape Town. He has also written two series for television, and four screenplays for feature films, and has produced and directed movies in his native Afrikaans. Accolades for his books include Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (2003) and Le prix Mystère de la critique (2004) from France, the Deutsche Krimi Preis (2006, 2009), the Swedish Martin Beck Award (2010), the ATKV Prose Prize (2000, 2003, and 2004), the ATKV Suspense Fiction Prize (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014), the M-Net Award for Most Filmic Novel (2009, 2012) and the Barry Award for Best Thriller in the USA (2010). Deon was born in Paarl in 1958 and matriculated in Klerksdorp in 1976. He studied at the Universities of Northwest, Free State and Stellenbosch, and holds a Masters’ Degree in Creative Writing. He lives in Stellenbosch, and is passionate about South Africa, Mozart, mountain biking, cooking, photography, and Free State Cheetahs and Springbok rugby.
Mukherjee earned her PhD in English (sociolinguistics) from Texas A&M University. In her scholarly work, she focuses on the intersections between national language policy and migrant groups in Malaysia. With Maya Khemlani David, she coedited National Language Planning and Language Shifts in Malaysian Minority Communities: Speaking in Many Tongues (2011). Mukherjee has taught language and linguistics in many places, including China, India, the Netherlands, the United States, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Coming from a strong design background Heather Laithwaite has always loved the creative world. From running her own baby boutique she went onto designing and making a gift and baby range for Biggy Best for 12 years. She joined the Cape embroiders guild and learnt the art of embroidery, canvas work and lace making. This triggered her interest in beadwork. This interest grew and she joined the British Beaders Guild. She loves playing with colour and texture and can explore both these elements through beading and design. Heather has taught beading and canvas work all over the Cape for 6 years and the long waiting list to join her classes is testimony to the infectious enthusiasm with which she shares her amazing talent and skill. She is married and has three children and lives in Cape Town.
John Aloysius Farrell is the author of Richard Nixon: The Life, a biography of that most enigmatic 37th president of the United States, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times bestseller has won the PEN America award for the best biography of the year, and the New-York Historical Society's Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History, with engraved medal, a $50,000 cash award, and the honorary title American Historian Laureate for the best volume of US history or biography in 2017.
Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her new novel, Manhattan Beach, published last fall, has been awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in Fiction. Her novel, a Visit from the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times book prize. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine.
I was raised in the United States on stories of the China my parents fled in the 1950s. Those stories turned into seeds and those seeds grew and multiplied. My debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle is the result. While I in college, the Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa published my first poems. That seemed like enough success to embark on the writing life. My plan was to travel through the south of France with some pencils and a notebook, maybe a bikini and a change of underwear, too My father thought law would be a better choice. For 25 years, I was a high-powered corporate lawyer, first in Washington, DC and later in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There are lots of bad things to say about that life (stress, sexism, words as weapons) but there are good things, too. You learn how to read people and imagine how a situation could play out from beginning to end. They were good tools to have as a negotiator and, as it turns out, as a novelist, too. I now write short and long form fiction from my home in Amsterdam, which I share with my husband Frans and Sam the cat. Whenever there’s food on the table, our two grown sons Paul and Mark show up, too.
Kate Foley is an accomplished poet who, after years of work as a midwife, teacher, archaeological conservator and director of science and conservation for English Heritage, now lives in Amsterdam.
Liesbeth worked for years as a film editor such as Baantjer, All-Stars, Gooische Vrouwen and In Therapie. She also writes screenplays for short films. In 2014 she won the ‘Opzij Verhalenwedstrijd’.
This is a warm welcome to WoozieWisdom.com After over three decades of working as a licensed therapist and sex educator, I have much information to help you through those difficult times we all experience. We all have them; some extreme and for long periods, and some for short spurts and over a ‘rough’ spot. Whatever the situation, I can help prevent or assist in a solution to your painful times. Read and learn, or write me at: Lynn@wooziewisdom.com and I will make every attempt to respond to your individual dilemma. I am here to help you!
Nicole Krauss is the author of the novels Great House, The History of Love, Man Walks Into a Room and Forest Dark.
On this profile and on my website you will find information about mountain hiking in the Alps and about the three mountain hiking guides I wrote: Tour du Mont Blanc, With a view of Mont Blanc. And With a view of the Ecrins. Mountain sports, walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and writing are all my thing. That is why I have combined hobby and work. I work for Bergen Magazine, Bionext and Uitgeverij Elmar, among others.
Redmond O'Hanlon was born in Dorset and studied at Oxford University. From 1970-1974 he was a Member of the Literature panel of Arts Council England, and in 1982 was elected a member of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History. He has written several travel books, recording various journeys he has made, the most recent being an account of a journey through the North Atlantic from Stromness to Greenland Into the Heart of Borneo (1984) records a journey to the mountains of Batu Tiban with poet James Fenton, and Congo Journey (1996) is an account of a 6-month trip through the rainforest of the northern Congo basin. Redmond was a Natural History editor of the Times Literary Supplement for fifteen years, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Literature.
Robert Eckhardt is one of the most experienced alpinists in the Netherlands. He stood on more than 1000 peaks in the Alps and beyond. In 1993, his multimedia presentation, Passion for a Mountain, won an award at a festival in Paris. He was recently a member of the jury at the Internationales Berg & Abenteuer Film Festival in Graz, one of the most important festivals in this field.
I was born in Johnstown Pennsylvania. I have 3 children (Anna, Eva and Anthony) and three step-children (Reinier, Hector and Benjamin). I write books of narrative history. I belive history is most meaning to us when it manifests itself through individuals in conflict. My books have been published in fourteen languages and have won numerous awards. I am senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute and a contributor writer at the New York Times Magazine. My interests include the past, present and the future, not necessarily in that order.
Siobhan Wall is a writer and artist. She has worked as a senior lecturer, teaching photography, cultural studies, video production and fine art for over ten years at universities in London and Oxford. Her artwork has been exhibited alongside Paula Rego and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and ICA in London.