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Loftus Marais
Biographical info

Loftus Marais was born in 1982. He grew up in Paarl and received his MA in Creative Afrikaans Writing cum laude at the Univeristy of Stellenbosch in 2007.

His poetry has already been published in Nuwe stemme 3, 'My ousie is ‘n blom', Tydskrif vir letterkunde and the new Groot Verseboek.

As freelance journalist he has also published numerous literature-related artciles in a variety of publications.

Books still in print
Kry my by die gewone plek aguur, Tafelberg (2012)
Staan in die algemeen nader aan vensters, Tafelberg (2008) 


For Staan in die algemeen nader aan vensters:

Eugène Marais Prize
University of Johannesburg Debut Prize
Ingrid Jonker Prize
Protea Prize for Poetry
South African Literary Award for Poetry

*Photo: Michele Isaacs
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