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Nanette van Rooyen
Biographical info

Nanette van Rooyen is a well-known and popular author. Her debut collection of short stories, Om te vlerk, was awarded the RAU-Mardene Marais Debut Literary Prize a few years ago. Chinchilla is the result of Nanette’s MA in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town, under the supervision of Professor Etienne van Heerden. Nanette is married to Rudi; together with their two daughters they live in Green Point.