Stephen Gray (writer)

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Stephen Gray is a South African writer and critic who was born in Cape Town in 1941. He studied at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown[1] and later at the University of Cape Town, Cambridge University, England, and the University of Iowa, USA. Until 1992, he was Professor of English at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg.

Gray is a prolific poet and has published eight novels. Recurrent themes include attitudes to homosexuality and the many rewritings of history in South Africa. He has also written for the theatre and edited collections of work by Athol Fugard and Herman Charles Bosman.

Published works[edit]

[Note: Gray has been published in many countries by various publishers in other editions. consult ISBN in WorldCat and other sources for multiple editions.]

Novels and short stories[edit]



As editor[edit]


  • Southern African Literature: An Introduction. Barnes & Noble Imports, 1979. ISBN 0-06-492530-7.
  • John Ross: The True Story. 1987.
  • Human Interest and Other Pieces. Justified Press, 1993. ISBN 0-947451-23-4.
  • Accident of Birth: An Autobiography. COSAW Publishing, 1993. ISBN 1-874879-23-0.
  • Free-lancers and Literary Biography in South Africa. Editions Rodopi BV, 1999. ISBN 90-420-0656-0.
  • Life Sentence: A Biography of Herman Charles Bosman. Human & Rousseau, 2005. ISBN 0-7981-4484-X.


  1. ^ Poland 2008, p. 306.

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