| South Africa|
| February 22, 1929 (age 88)
Edenburg (1929-02-22) |
Rudolf Johannes van Niekerk (known as Dolf) (born (1929-02-22)February 22, 1929) is a South African author, dramatist, radio presenter and professor. He is one of the most influential Afrikaans-language writers as a member of Sestigers.
Dolf van Niekerk Wikipedia
van Niekerk was born in Edenburg and matriculated at the Edenburg High School. In 1949 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree by the University College of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, and later an honours degree in Philosophy at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He finished his studies in 1950 and graduated with an honours degree in Philosophy at Unisa in 1950.
In 1967, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree by the University of Pretoria. In 1978, he became an Emeritus Professor of the University of Pretoria, a position he held until his retirement in 1994.
In 1950 he became a radio presenter and producer. In 1957, he became the head of the radio department for the Department of Agriculture, and later the Head of Radio for the whole broadcasting network.
van Niekerk's first work, a book of poems, Standpunte, was published in 1953. He also was writing prose and radio plays and writing for television. His novel Gannavlei, was published in 1958. He was awarded the Eugène-Marais Prize in 1963, for his collection of short stories.
In 1986, he was awarded the MER Prize, and the Scheepers Award for Youth Literature, for the novel Haasvanger.Gannavlei: novel, Dagbree-Boekhandel, 1958
Die son struikel, Dagbreek-Boekhandel, 1960
Skepsels, Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel, 1963
Die moeder, Nasionale Boekhandel, 1965
Woord in die môre, Perskor, 1978
Kort lewe van 'n reisiger, Tafelberg, 1979
'n Bietjie luisterkuier, Folio, 1983
Koms van die hyreën, Tafelberg, 1994
Koors, Tafelberg, 1997
Brandoffer: vertellings uit die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, Tafelberg, 1998
Die aarde waarop ek loop, Lapa, 2003
Kwart voor dagbreek: 'n verhoogspel in drie bedrywe, Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel, 1961
Die paddas: satiriese eenakter, Dalro, 1968
Kamer 99, Perskor, 1972
Die nagloper: twee tekste vir televisie, Human & Rousseau, 1976
Niemand se dag nie, Perskor, 1982
Skrik kom huis toe' Nasionale Boekhandel, 1968
Karel Kousop, Tafelberg, 1985
Die haasvanger, Tafelberg, 1985
Karoosange, Tafelberg, 1975
Dubbelster"", Tafelberg, 1996
Nag op 'n kaal plein, Human & Rousseau, 2006