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Wilma Stockenstroom
Lifetime Achievement Literary Award
Wilma Stockenstrom is a well established poet, novelist and dramatist, as well as a professional actress, appearing on stage, television and film.

She was born in a small village of Napier in the wheat-growing Southern Cape. She obtained a BA degree in Drama from the University of Stellenbosch.

After a year broadcasting in Cape Town, she moved to Pretoria, were she lived for many years, working as an actress for the stage and television.

She and her husband, the linguist Ants Kirsipuu, settled in Cape Town in 1993, were she still lives after his death.

She had received the following awards:

  • Hertzog prize for poetry for Van vergetelheid en van glans
  • CNA, Louis Luyt and the Old Mutual Prize for Monsterverse
  • Grinzane Cavour Prize for Spedizione al Baobab (Italian version of Die kremetartekspedisie)
  • WA Hofmeyr and Hertzog Prize for Abjater wat so lag)

In 2008 she was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Literary Award by the South African Literary Awards.