Petra Grütter (née Müller) lives in Cape Town, where she works as journalist and editor.
She has published various volumes of poetry and four of prose, in Afrikaans.
In 2005 she was awarded the Hertzog Prize, the premier award for poetry in Afrikaans, by the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Book still in print
Om die gedagte van geel, Tafelberg (2012)
Desembers, Tafelberg (2007)
Night Crossing, Tafelberg (2006)
Die aandag van jou oë
, Tafelberg (2002)
Eugène Marais Prize (1980) – Patria
Leserskring Award - Book journalist of the Year (1996)
Hertzog Prize for Poetry (2005) – Die aandag van jou oë