John Eppel was born on September 19th, 1947 in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa and is the Poet from South Africa. Discover John Eppel's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 74 years old.

Date of Birth
September 19, 1947
South Africa
Place of Birth
Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
74 years old
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Poet, Writer
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About John Eppel
  • John Eppel was born in Lydenburg, South Africa.
  • He moved to Colleen Bawn, a small mining town in the south of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), at the age of four.
  • He was educated at Milton High School in Bulawayo, and later attended the University of Natal in South Africa, where he completed his English master's degree in 'A Study of Keatsian Dialectics'.
  • He married at the age of 34 and has three children; Ben, Ruth and Joe.
  • His ex-wife, Shari, is a poet and prominent human rights activist.
  • Eppel teaches English at Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo. He has published 20 books, one of which has been translated into French (The giraffe man), created a creative writing course for the University of South Africa and published three 'O'Level and one 'A' Level literature study guides.
  • He was awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize for his first poetry book, "Spoils of War" and the MNet Prize in 1993 for his Novel, 'D G G Berry's the Great North Road'.
  • His second novel, 'Hatchings' was nominated for the MNet prize in 1993/4. His works are studied in universities across South Africa.