|Ingrid and Dirk Winterbach|
|Literary Translators Award|
| Ingrid Winterbach was born in Johannesburg and educated at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch. She lectured in the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Stellenbosch for thirteen years, and subsequently for five years in the Department of Afrikaans-Nederlands at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.She has published nine novels, the first five under the pseudonymn Lettie Viljoen, and various shorter prose pieces. Three of her novels have been translated into English, and two into Dutch. Her work is published both in Europe and in the United States.Winterbach has received numerous literary awards, amongst others the prestigious Hertzog Prize, the M-Net Book Prize (twice), the W.A. Hofmeyr Prize (twice) and the University of Johannesburg Prize for Fiction (Afrikaans).
Ingrid Winterbach is both a writer and a visual artist and has been writing and making art full-time for the past eight years. She is married to the painter Andries Gouws, lives in Durban and has two daughters.