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List of notable or famous novelists from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in South Africa and even some popular novelists who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from South Africa is included when available.

Examples include J. R. R. Tolkien and Antony Sher.

This historic novelists from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from South Africa?" These prominent novelists of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African novelists.

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Alex La Guma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from South Africa
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Alex La Guma was a South African novelist, leader of the South African Coloured People’s Organisation and a defendant in the Treason Trial, whose works helped characterise the movement against the apartheid era in South Africa. La Guma's vivid style, distinctive dialogue, and realistic, sympathetic portrayal of oppressed groups have made him one of the most notable South African writers of the 20th century. La Guma was awarded the 1969 Lotus Prize for Literature. ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1925-1985)

Birthplace: District Six, South Africa

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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from South Africa
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Sir Antony Sher, KBE is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director. ...more

Age: 68

Birthplace: South Africa, Cape Town

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Aryan Kaganof is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from South Africa
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Ian Kaganof is a film director. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from South Africa
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Athol Fugard is an actor, screenwriter and film director. ...more

Age: 85

Birthplace: Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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