Leon de Kock is a translator, poet, novelist and scholar. His is author of Losing the Plot: Crime, Reality and Fiction in Postapartheid Writing. His translation of Triomf by Marlene van Niekerk earned him the South African Translators Institute award for outstanding translation. His rendering into English of André Brink’s love letters to Ingrid Jonker in Flame in the Snow won the SALA award for literary translation in and the English Academy of Southern Africa’s Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation. His most recent book is The Love Song of Andre Brink. He lives in Cape Town.