Michiel Heyns

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Michiel Heyns
Born(1943-12-02)2 December 1943
Stellenbosch, South Africa[1]
OccupationAuthor, Translator, Academic
NationalitySouth African

Michiel Heyns (born 2 December 1943) is a South African author, translator and academic.

He went to school in Thaba 'Nchu, Kimberley and Grahamstown, and later studied at the University of Stellenbosch and Cambridge University before serving as a professor of English at the University of Stellenbosch, from 1983 until 2003.

Since then he has concentrated on his writing full-time, and has won numerous awards for his reviews, translations and novels.


  • The Children’s Day, Jonathan Ball (2002)
  • The Reluctant Passenger, Jonathan Ball (2003)
  • The Typewriter's Tale, Jonathan Ball (2005)
  • Bodies Politic, Jonathan Ball (2008)
  • Lost Ground, Jonathan Ball (2011)
  • Invisible Furies, Jonathan Ball (2012)
  • A Sportful Malice, Jonathan Ball (2014)
  • I am Pandarus, Jonathan Ball (2017)
  • A Poor Season for Whales, Jonathan Ball (2020)




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  2. ^ "Michiel Heyns". www.michielheyns.co.za. Retrieved 24 January 2018.