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Schalk Schoombie
Biographical info

Schalk Schoombie was born in Pretoria and grew up in Kempton Park. After studying drama at the University of Pretoria and pursuing a career in acting, he worked as art and theatre critic, and was the editor of De Kat. As journalist he freelanced for InsigRooi RoseSarie and Rapport. He is the recipient of a Mondi (1994), an ATKV Mediaveertjie (2009), an AngloGold Ashanti Award (2012), and an FAK award for his artistic achievements. He has written nine plays. His debut novel, Boomkastele ‚Äč(2015), also published by Human & Rousseau, was nominated for the ATKV Prize (category: prose) and the Jan Rabie/Rapport Prize. He lives in Alberton with his family and three Jack Russells.

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