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Kerneels Breytenbach

Kerneels Breytenbach

Kerneels Breytenbach
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Cornelius (Kerneels) Tobias Breytenbach was born on 13 April 1952 in Johannesburg.
He matriculated from Alberton High School. In 1975 he completed his Masters Degree in Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch. He worked as a journalist at, among others, the daily newspaper Beeld, and later as the Arts Editor for Die Burger. He also wrote a pop music columnist and restaurant reviews for magazines, icluding Huisgenoot, De Kat and Insig. He then worked as publisher at Human & Rousseau for many years.At the time of his retirement in 2009, he was the Publication Manager at NB Publishers.
Kerneels lives in Betty's Bay.

His book, Ester was made into a film which was awarded the kykNET-Rapport Book Prize for Film 2014.
He translated several books.

Die lekkerste lekkerMorsdood van die honger, Human&Rousseau, 1992
Glimlag, Human&Rousseau, 1993
Die Skoon Grapboek (Compiler, illustrator: Fred Mouton), Human & Rousseau, 2001
Die lekkerste lekker (Compiler), 2005
Die ding tussen man en vrou (Illustrator: Fred Mouton), Human & Rousseau, 2009
7de Laan Kook, Human & Rousseau, 2010
Piekniek by Hangklip, Human & Rousseau, 2011
Blou Maandag - Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies (compiler and editor), Tafelberg 2011
Ester, H&R, 2014
Hond se gedagte, Human & Rousseau, 2019

Book contributions:
Tobie Wiese (Compiler), Die Bike-Boek, Tafelberg, 2008
(with Kerneels Breytenbach; Dana Snyman; Deon Meyer et al)
Read review by Francois Verster

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