Ernst Havemann, born and raised in Zululand, South Africa, Spoke Zulu as a first language. While retired in Nelson he began writing of his homeland for a critically acclaimed collection of fiction, Bloodsong and Other Stories of South Africa. A four-time CBC fiction contest prize-winner, he was compared to J.M. Coetzee and Nadime Gordimer. In 1992 he moved to Australia.

[BCBW 1992]