Johann de Lange

Johann de Lange, Afrikaans poet and author, was born in Pretoria in 1959 and spent his high school years in the Waterberg district. He made his debut with Akwarelle van die dors (1982) for which he received the Ingrid Jonker Prize. In 2009 he received the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for his anthology, Die algebra van nood. He lives in Cape Town.