Mr Charl-Pierre Naudé grew up mainly in East London, Eastern Cape and matriculated there. Has published  four books of Afrikaans poetry and one book of English poetry.  His novel, Die ongelooflike onskuld van Dirkie Verwey, appeared late 2018. Both his poetry, novel and work as a reviewer has received several accolades. He has had poetry in translation published in several European languages and has appeared on fora on that continent since 2000.  He has post-graduate degrees in philosophy, and literary Theory and creative Writing. His work is represented in anthologies both locally and abroad.