Neil Sonnekus

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Neil Sonnekus (born circa 1960). Journalist, playwright, novelist.


He moved to Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife and children in 2007. His novel Son (also published in Afrikaans entitled Seun) was published in 2017.



He studied at Rhodes University Drama Department, graduating with an honours degree in 1982.


While living in South Africa he was a film critic at the Mail and Guardian.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He had a role in 'n Bruid in die Môre as a student in 1979.

He directed Salomé as an Honours class production in June 1982.

He wrote the plays Motel (produced at the 1979 National Arts Festival), Habitual, The Grey Zone and The Way the Land Lies.

Awards, etc

His play The Grey Zone was runner-up for the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award [1] in 1993.


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

The Citizen, 5 October 2000.

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