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Dana Snyman
Biographical info

Dana Snyman was born in Stellenbosch in 1963. He matriculated at Nylstroom High School in 1980. After finishing high school, Dana worked as a security guard in Pretoria, enlisted in the army, worked in a bookshop, sold movie tickets at the Sterland Bioscope (in Pretoria) and worked as a switchboard operator. Thereafter, he studied journalism at Pretoria Technicon.

He started his journalism career as a crime reporter at Beeld, and he later worked as a features writer at Huisgenoot. He joined the travel magazine Wegbreek (the name was later changed to Weg) as a travel writer and columnist in 2004 and later became the travel editor at Weg. These days he’s a fulltime freelance writer of, among other things, magazine articles and columns.

His first book, Uit die binneland, was published in 2005, and was followed by Anderkant die scrap (2006) and Op die agterpaaie (2008).

Did you know?

· His play Die uwe Pottie Potgieter, starring Frank Opperman, was the runner-up for the AngloGold Ashanti Smeltkroes Prize for new scripts at the Aardklop Festival in 2006. The sequel, Wyk 14, was performed countrywide in 2008.
· He has run the Comrades Marathon three times.
· Anderkant die scrap was shortlisted for the Jan Rabie-Rapport Prize for newcomers to prose writing in 2007.

Author bookshelf

Onder die radar: Stories uit ons land, Tafelberg (2013)
The Long Way Home: A Journey through South Africa, Human & Rousseau (2012)
Hiervandaan
, Human & Rousseau (2011)
Op die toneel
, Human & Rousseau (2009)
Op die agterpaaie, Tafelberg (2008)
On the Back Roads, Tafelberg (2008)
Uit die binneland, Human & Rousseau (2005)
Anderkant die scrap, Human & Rousseau (1999)

Awards

Mondi Award in the category essays and fiction (2003) – For articles in Huisgenoot
Mondi Award in the category essays and fiction (2004) – For articles in Huisgenoot Mondi Award in the category commentary and critique (2005) – For an article in Huisgenoot
ATKV Prize for magazine journalism (2005)
ATKV Prize for magazine journalism (2006)
Pica Award for Travel Writer of the Year (2007)
Pica Award for Columnist of the Year (2007)
Pica Award for Travel Writer of the Year (2008)

List of titles

2013 Onder die radar: Stories uit ons land, Tafelberg
2012 The Long Way Home: A Journey through South Africa, Human & Rousseau
2011 Hiervandaan, Human & Rousseau
2009 Op die toneel, Human & Rousseau
2008 Op die agterpaaie, Tafelberg
2006 Anderkant die scrap, Human & Rouseau
2005 Uit die binneland, Human & Rousseau

Translations

Op die agterpaaie (2008): English On the Back Roads (2008)
Hiervandaan
(2011): English The Long Way Home: A Journey through South Africa (2012)

 

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