Agaat by Marlene van Niekerk
Winner of the 2007 Sunday Times Fiction Award.
Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2008
Winner of the 2008 Sol Plaatje Award for Translation
Winner of the 2009 South African Translators' Institute Award for Literary Translation
"So, if scholars and students were at all inclined to do close textual work [...] they would find in Heyns's translation a complete study of its own. [...] 'Michiel brought a whole lot of erudition to the text...'"
Review by Leon de Kock
"In what appears to be a seamless melding, two master forgers of prose have come together to produce an extraordinary work for the English-speaking world. ... It's an extradordinary achievement on the part of both author and translator."
Dedi Felman, Words Without Borders