Rudi Venter made his debut in 1987 with the short story, Viskoppe (Perskor). Then followed a story in Bloudruk (J.P. van der Walt, 1995). He is also the co-author of Spoke kan kitaar speel (Qualitas). One of these stories was selected for publication in Kaleidoskoop (Nasou Via Afrika, 2006), prescribed for Grade 11, first and second additional language. He also published academic articles on lateral thinking and differentiation in History tuition.
Terugkeer is Rudi Venter's first teenage novel. He previously published short stories in literary publications such as Standpunte, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde and Stet.
Currently Rudi is a lecturer at the Cape Penisula University of Technology. He lives in the Strand.