He produced an award-winning novel (A Sinless Season, 1982). In 1988 a second novel, A Small Circle of Friends appeared and in 2003 The Good Doctor. In 2010 his novel In a Strange Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His novel Arctic Summer based on the life of E.M. Forster was published in 2014.
He studied drama at University of Cape Town in 198*,
After completing his National Service in the South African army he was appointed resident writer for PACT in Pretoria. He left PACT to go abroad, returned to study at UCT after which he became an actor for CAPAB for a while and taught at the University.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
(See De Beer, 1995, Gosher, 1988**) [TH, JH]
NELM catalogue (re Amstel Award)
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