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Dalene Matthee (October 13, 1938 - 20 February 2005) was a South African author who wrote mainly in Afrikaans, although her books were translated into fourteen other languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Icelandic.

A descendant of Sir Walter Scott, she was born Dalene Scott in Riversdale in the then Cape Province. After matriculating from the local high school in 1957, she studied music at a conservatorium in Oudtshoorn as well as at the Holy Cross Covent in Graaff-Reinet.

Her first book was a children's novel, Die twaalfuurstokkie (The twelve-o'-clock stick) (1970). In 1982 a collection of short stories called Die Judasbok (The Judas Goat) was also published.

Before gaining fame and wide acclaim for her first "forest novel", she also wrote stories for magazines as well as two popular novels - ’n Huis vir Nadia (A House for Nadia) (1982) and Petronella van Aarde, burgemeester (Petronella van Aarde, Mayor) (1983).

Kringe in ’n bos (Circles in a forest) (1984), a novel about the extermination of the elephants and the exploitation of the woodcutters of the Knysna forest, was an international success. Two other highly successful "forest novels" followed: Fiela se Kind (Fiela's Child) in 1985 and Moerbeibos (The Mulberry Forest) in 1987.

Brug van die esels (Bridge of the mules) was published in 1993, followed by Susters van Eva (Sisters of Eve) in 1995, Pieternella van die Kaap (Pieternella from the Cape) in 2000 and the fourth "forest novel" Toorbos (Dream Forest) (2003).

Fiela's Child and Circles in a forest were filmed. She also won numerous literary prizes for her works.

After a short sickbed caused by heart failure, she died in Mossel Bay, South Africa. She was survived by her three daughters; her husband, Larius, died in 2003.

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Total Books: 45
Pieternella Daughter of Eva
2009 - Pieternella Daughter of Eva (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143025832
ISBN-10: 014302583X

Fiela's Child
2008 - Fiela's Child [Phoenix Fiction] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439508114
ISBN-10: 1439508119

Om 'n Man Te Koop
2007 - Om 'n Man Te Koop (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780624045045
ISBN-10: 0624045048

2007 - Driftwood (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780143025405
ISBN-10: 0143025406

Uitgespoeldes Die
2007 - Uitgespoeldes Die (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143025412
ISBN-10: 0143025414

Huis vir Nadia n
2006 - Huis VIr Nadia N (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780624044383
ISBN-10: 0624044386
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Petronella Van Aarde Burgemeester
2006 - Petronella Van Aarde Burgemeester (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780624044390
ISBN-10: 0624044394
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2006 - Dreamforest (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780143025153
ISBN-10: 0143025155
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2005 - Toorbos (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780624043669
ISBN-10: 0624043665

Circles in a Forest
2005 - Circles in a Forest (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143185420
ISBN-10: 014318542X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fielas Child
2003 - Fielas Child (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140084788
ISBN-10: 0140084789
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pieternella Van Die Kaap
2000 - Pieternella Van Die Kaap (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780624039372
ISBN-10: 0624039374
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Kringe in 'n Bos
2000 - Kringe in 'n Bos [Afrikaans Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780624038474
ISBN-10: 0624038475

The Day the Swallows Spoke
1993 - The Day the Swallows Spoke (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780718137304
ISBN-10: 0718137302

Brug Van Die Esels
1993 - Brug Van Die Esels [Afrikaans Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780624031581
ISBN-10: 0624031586
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fiela Se Kind Skooluitgawe
1985 - Fiela Se Kind Skooluitgawe [Afrikaans Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780624025146
ISBN-10: 0624025144
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fiela se kind
1985 - Fiela Se Kind [Afrikaans Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780624043324
ISBN-10: 0624043320
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Mulberry Forest
The Mulberry Forest (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140120257
ISBN-10: 0140120254
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pieternella van die Kaap Historiese roman oor Pieternella en Eva-Krotoa
Pieternella Van Die Kaap Historiese Roman Oor Pieternella En Eva-krotoa [Afrikaans Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780624037842
ISBN-10: 0624037843
Genre: Literature & Fiction