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Leon van Nierop
Playwright and author of novels, radio dramas and film scriptsLeon van Nierop was born in Brakpan on 18 Februarie 1953 in Brakpan. After he matriculated in Brakpan, he studied Languages and Drama at Stellenbosch University (BA).
He worked as announcer for SABC and wrote aproximately 9000 episodes of radio series, including: Wolwedans in die skemer, Herberg vir 'n vlugteling, Die huis in Hertestraaten and Stralerjakkerswat
1984: Script writer and editor at TV1, SABC. His scripts include: Ballade vir 'n enkeling I and II, Wolwedans in die skemer, Huisjakker, Moord op die lug and adaptations for TV: Het van Verlangekraal, Die Hartseerwals, Laat vrugte, Die sondaar en Uitdraai, and Jantjie. He has directed Skoolplaasstoriesgedoen and has written texts for the first 2 years of the soap Egoli and afterwards most texts for a soap at SABC 2 : Glaskasteel.
He lectures at the drama department of Pretoria Technikon, works as freelance journalist for several publications and gives workshops on film making.
Books:Adrenalien, Perskor, 1999
Seeing Sense: On Film Analysis
Kabaret : Girly Lubbe se Konstitusie Kwellings
Goëlfabriek, Tafelberg 2001
Leon van Nierop oor die filmstudie (with Jill Wenman), LAPA Publishers
Movies made easy, Van Schaik, 2007
Insomnia, LAPA, 2012
Wolwedans in die skemer, Tafelberg, 2012
Snydokter, LAPA, 2013
Ratels (children's fiction), H&R, 2013
Daar doer in die fliek, Protea 2016
Sielsmokkelaar, Protea, 2017
Doodloopstraat, Protea 2017
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