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Leon de Kock
Literary Translators Award
 English
Leon de Kock is the author of three volumes of poetry (Bloodsong, 1997, gone to the edges, 2006, and Bodyhood, 2010); a novel (Bad Sex, 2011); several works of literary translation (including Marlene van Niekerk’s Triomf, 1999; Cas Vos’s Intieme Afwesige (Intimately Absent), 2010 and Duskant die Donker (Before it Darkens), 2011; and Etienne van Heerden’s In Stede van die Liefde (In Love’s Place), forthcoming). In addition, he has published a monograph (Civilising Barbarians, 1996), and he is the compiler of several collections of SA writing and criticism (including South Africa in the Global Imaginary, 2004). He is also the author of over forty academic articles on various topics in literary and cultural studies. He is Professor of English Stellenbosch University. Until July 2010 he was Head of the School of Literature and Language Studies at Wits University, where he convened the Creative Writing programme. He has won several previous awards, including the Pringle Prize for Poetry, the FNB/Vita Prize for Poetry Translation, the SA Translators’ Institute Award for Outstanding Translation, and others.Afrikaans
Leon de Kock is die skrywer van drie bundels poësie (Bloodsong, 1977, gone to the edges, 2006, en Bodyhood, 2010); ’n roman, Bad Sex (2011); verskeie werke van literêre vertaling (insluitende Marlene van Niekerk se Triomf (Triomf), 1999; Cas Vos se Intieme Afwesige (Intimately Absent), 2010, en Duskant die Donker (Before it Darkens), 2011; en Etienne van Heerden se In Stede van die Liefde (In Love’s Place), wat in 2012 verskyn). De Kock is ook die skrywer van ’n akademiese monograaf, Civilising Barbarians, en hy het verskeie bloemlesings versamel wat Suid-Afrikaanse letterkunde en kritiek in Engels bevat (insluitende South Africa in the Global Imaginary, 2004). Hy is die skrywer van meer as veertig akademiese artikels oor verskeie temas in die literêre en kulturele vakgebied. Tans is hy professor in Engels aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch. Tot Julie 2010 was hy Hoof: Skool vir Letterkunde en Tale, Universiteit van die Witwatersrand, waar hy ook sameroeper was van die Program vir Skeppende Skryfwerk. Vorige pryse wat aan hom toegeken is sluit in die Pringle-prys vir digkuns, die FNB/Vita-prys vir die vertaling van gedigte, en die Suid-Afrikaanse Vertalersinstituut vir Uitnemende Vertaling.

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