Leon de Kock

Leon de Kock is a South African writer and critic from Johannesburg who now lives in Baltimore. His translation of Marlene van Niekerk’s explosive novel, Triomf, launched this writer's international career, and he has also translated leading South African novelists Etienne van Heerden and Ingrid Winterbach. A former professor at Wits University in Johannesburg, he has published three volumes of poetry and a novel, in addition to scholarly books. His new book, Losing the Plot: Fiction and Reality in Postapartheid Writing, is due at Wits University Press in 2016.


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