Lifetime Achievement Literary Award

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Ingrid Gerda Winterbach was born in Johannesburg on 14 February 1948. She matriculated at Florida High School and studied further at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch. She was a teacher, a journalist at Die Burger, and lectured at Universities of Stellenbosch and Natal. The multi-award winning Winterbach has, since 1984, published five books under the alias, Lettie Viljoen and 11 (books) as Ingrid Winterbach.

Her substantial oeuvre over a span of more than three decades shows proof of Winterbach’s contribution to the literary world of Southern Africa. Her novels have been translated into Dutch and French, and published in the United States.