MATTHEE, Dalene (1938–2005) was a South African novelist best known for her four "Forest Novels", written in and around the Knysna Forest. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Icelandic, and over a million copies have been sold worldwide. 
Author of the hugely popular novels Kringe in 'n Bos (Circles in a Forest) and Fiela se Kind (Fiela’s Child), both of which have been filmed and adapted for the stage; Fiela se Kind by CAPAB in 1986 and Kringe in 'n Bos was first staged by ** in 19**.
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