Artist's Bio


Annesu de Vos is a writer who was born in South Africa. She has lived in Canada since 1987. Her first book was published by Tafelberg Publishers of Cape Town when she was sixteen years old, followed by a second book at age eighteen.
She is the 1981 recipient of the Eugene Marais Prize, a prestigious literary award from the South African Academy for Science and Art, for best poetry debut.
Her historic publishing record, being the youngest-published poet in South African literary history, remains unbroken to date. There are two streets named for her in South Africa.
Widely anthologized selections from her published works have been on prescribed reading lists in the curriculum at grade school and university levels in her country of origin for three decades. She is currently pursuing screenplay writing in addition to her other interests.