List of famous writers from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Africa is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best South African writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of South Africa and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.
Makhosazana Xaba and Frene Ginwala are included on this list along with many more.
This list answers the questions, "Who are popular South African writers?" and "Which writers are from South Africa?"You can click on the names of these renowned writers of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in South Africa, but they're all of South Africa descent.