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Etienne le Roux
|Born||13 June 1922|
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
|Died||30 December 1989|
|Alma mater||Grey College Bloemfontein Stellenbosch University|
Etienne Leroux was born in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape on 13 June 1922 as Stephanus Petrus Daniël le Roux, son of S.P. Le Roux, a South African Minister of Agriculture. He studied Law at Stellenbosch University (BA, LLB) and worked for a short time at a solicitor's office in Bloemfontein. From 1946 he farmed and lived as a writer on his farm in the Koffiefontein district.Etienne was a scholar at Grey College Bloemfontein where he matriculated.
His 1968 Een vir Azazel (One for Azazel in Afrikaans) was translated into English as One for the Devil, and makes use of the Azazel myth.
He died on 30 December 1989, and was buried at the family church yard of Wamakersdrift, of which his farm formed part.
Graham Greene wrote: "His audience will be the audience that only a good writer can merit, an audience which assembles slowly in ones and twos ... the rumour spreads that here an addition will be found to the literature of our time."
Etienne Leroux. Die eerste siklus. Die eerste lewe van Colet - Hilaria - Die mugu.
Misterie van die alchemis. 'n Inleiding tot Etienne Leroux se negedelige romansiklus. (By Charles Malan)