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Patrick Cullinan
Lifetime Achievement Literary Award
 Patrick Roland Cullinan has spent much of his life writing verse. He was born in Pretoria in 1932 and was educated in Johannesburg and, in England, at Charterhouse and Oxford University, where he read Italian and Russian before returning to South Africa. He has farmed, sawmilled and published. With Lionel Abrahams, he founded the literary journal The Bloody Horse and the Bateleur Press, both of which testify to his dedication to the promotion of other poets of merit. He lectured in the English Department of the University of the Western Cape from 1982 to 1992 and is now retired. Among the prizes he has been awarded are the Olive Schreiner Prize, three Pringle Awards, the Slug Award, the Sanlam Literary Award, a Cape Town Historical Society Merit Award and the title of Cavaliere bestowed on him by the Italian government in 2003 for his Montale translations. He lives in Cape Town. He is married, has three children and eight grandchildren.

Patrick Cullinan’s published work includes
Poetry
The Horizon Forty Miles Away (1973)
Today Is Not Different (1978)
The White Hail In The Orchard (1984)
I Sing Where I Stand – Versions from the Afrikaans of Phil du Plessis: Poësie 1982–1984 (1985)
Selected Poems 1961–1991 (1991)
Transformations (1999)
The White Hail In The Orchard (containing loose translations from the Italian poetry of Eugenio Montale) (2003)