Profile Summary

Andre Philippus Brink

Andre Philippus Brink

South Africa, Professional Services General

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 29-05-1935      Place of Birth: Vrede, Free State

Previous Position(s)

Professor, University of Cape Town (1991 - 2000)

Lecturer, (1961 - 1990)

In Brief

Andre Brink is an acclaimed South African author, whose works have been published internationally in 33 languages. He also worked on the translation of some 70 books from English, French, German & Spanish into Afrikaans.

Contact Details

Business Address
UCT
Rondebosch
Cape Town
7701

Professional

Previous Position(s)

Professor - English, University of Cape Town
(1991 - 2000)
Professor, Head of Department - Department of Afrikaans and Nederlands, Rhodes University
(1980 - 1990)
Lecturer
(1961 - 1990)
Senior Lecturer
(1961 - 1990)
Associate Professor
(1961 - 1990)

Education

Honorary Degree(s)

University of Pretoria
Honorary Doctorate (2003)
University of the Witwatersrand
Honorary Doctor of Literature/Letters
Rhodes University
Honorary Doctor of Literature/Letters
University of Montpellier III Paul Valery
Honorary Doctorate
University of Free State
Honorary Doctor of Literature/Letters

Degree(s)

Rhodes University
Doctor of Literature/Letters (1975)
North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Master of Arts (1959)
North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Master of Arts (1958)

Noteworthy Events and Interesting Facts

Books have been published in 31 languages

Translated some 70 books from English, French, German & Spanish into Afrikaans;

Books published in 33 languages

Achievements

Awards

CNA Literary Award for Olé
Martin Luther King Memorial Prize
United Kingdom
Prix Médicis Etranger
France
CNA Literary Award for A Chain of Voices
Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (promoted to Commandeur 1992)
France
Monismanien Human Rights Award
Sweden
Premio Mondello
Italy
Commonwealth Literature Prize - Africa region
Sunday Times Fiction Award
Officier of the Legion of Honour - French Government
France
Universiteit van Johannesburg-prys vir die beste skeppende skryfwerk in 2005 - Universiteit van Johannesburg

Publications

(1974)
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(1984)
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(1988)
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(1996)
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Book - Secker & Warburg
(2004)
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Book - Secker & Warburg
(2005)
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Personal

Family

Marital Status: Married to Mar      Sons: 3      Daughters: 1

Father: Daniel Brink      Mother: Aletta Wilhelmina