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2017

Misverstand wins a trophy as the best-selling novel and the overall best-selling book during the Stellenbosch Woordfees.

2017

Genade is awarded the SA Academy's medal of honour for the best radio drame of the past 3 years.

2016

Swemlesse vir 'n meermin wins the SA Academy's prestigeous Scheepers Prize for Youth Literature. It is also one of 3 books shortlisted for the MER Prize for Youth Books.

2015

Rhinocephants on the Roof/Olinosters op die dak, with Dale Blankenaar's illustrations, is chosen as an IBBY Honour Book.

2015

Genade wins a prize in RSG's annual competition for the best new radio drama.

2015

Wins ATKV VEERTJIE award for best children's book with 'Die coolste ouma op aarde'.

2015

Al wat ek weet is one of the prize winners in Lapa Publishers's competition to find new young adult novels.

2014

Marita's first radio play (Bagasie), directed by Margot Luyt, wins an ATKV Veertjie as best radio play of the year.

2013

Huisgenoot's first Tempo Award for Afrikaans Book of the Year: Die blou van onthou

2013

Invited to speak at Zuid-Afrikahuis in Amsterdam, Leiden University in Holland, and Poznan University in Poland. Also participated in bi-annual Afrikaans Festival in The Hague, first Afrikaans Children's Book Festival (Kwazulu-Natal), and as literary judge in Stellenbosch Woordfees

2012

Invited to 3 literary festivals: the Northern Cape Writers Festival in Kimberley, the Franschhoek Literary Festival and the Stellenbosch Woordfees

2012

Chosen as patron of the Sponsor a Word Project of the official Afrikaans dictionary (Woordeboek vir die Afrikaanse Taal)

2011

Summer Food in Provence wins a World Cookbook Award as best South African cookbook in the category French cuisine, and gets included in Edouard Cointreau's prestigeous Cookbook Collection: France

2011

Participated in the 1st Afrikaans Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010

Invited to speak at the 2nd Northern Cape Writers' Festival in Kimberley, South Africa

2007

ATKV Prize for Prose: Stiltetyd

2006

Participated in the 9th International Time of the Writer Festival in Durban, South Africa

2006

M-Net award for short fiction, Bestemmings
MER Prize for
Mia se ma/Mia's mom, together with illustrator Piet Grobler

2004

Rapport/City Press Prestige Award, as one of South Africa's most inspiring female achievers

2004

Die ongelooflike avonture van Hanna Hoekom was chosen by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) as Afrikaans Honour Book

2003

Invited to the Antwerp Book Fair in Belgium, along with four other Afrikaans  writers of juvenile fiction (George Weidemann, Martie Preller, Leon de Villiers, Jaco Jacobs), participating   in panel discussions and workshops with Flemish and Dutch writers

2002

Invited to speak at Symposium on South African Literature and Migration at the University of Vienna, Austria

2002

Die ongelooflike avonture van Hanna Hoekom won the Sanlam Prize for Youth Fiction

1999

Chosen as one of 100 outstanding South African women during the past century by English magazine Femina

1997

Invited along with five prominent Afrikaans writers (Marlene van Niekerk, Etienne van Heerden, Wilma Stockenstrom, EKM Dido and Peter Snyders) by the Netherland’s Language Union to take part in a two-week reading tour through Holland and Belgium

1997

Invited to Toronto, Canada, to read from her own work as part of the Harbourfront Reading Series

1997

Awarded an International Bursary by the Foundation for Creative Arts, and invited to take part in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, USA

1997

Tienie Holloway Medal for children's books: Olinosters op die dak, together with illustrator Piet Grobler

1994

Chosen as one of 50 outstanding South Africans by English magazine Fair Lady

1993

Chosen as one of 50 most influential South Africans by Afrikaans magazine De Kat

1993

Three awards for Griet skryf 'n sprokie: ATKV Prize, M-Net Book Prize and Eugène Marais Prize

1992

ATKV Prize for Youth Literature: Eenkantkind

1982

Beginners prize in Tafelberg and Sarie competition:Van jou Jas

1979

Poetry scholarship awarded for another year

1975

Awarded a three-year scholarship at any South African university as first prize in a national poetry competition for high-school pupils