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Michiel Heyns

Michiel Heyns’s critically acclaimed novels include The Children’s Day, The Reluctant Passenger and The Typewriter’s Tale. He has thrice been awarded the Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Fiction, and his novel Lost Ground won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. His novels have been translated into Afrikaans, Dutch, Spanish and French, with The Typewriter’s Tale winning the Prix de l’Union Interalliée. He grew up all over South Africa – Thaba Nchu, Kimberley, Grahamstown and Cape Town – and was educated at the universities of Stellenbosch and Cambridge. For much of his adult life he was a professor of English at the University of Stellenbosch. Each Mortal Thing is his tenth novel.

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