Simon Bruinders was born in George into a family of teachers. His career as an actor spans more than thirty years and he has appeared in many television series, including 7de Laan. He has written several stage plays and pieces of industrial theatre and in 2009 was awarded an Afrikoon award by the ATKV for his life’s work. His novel Die Sideboard was first published in Afrikaans and has been translated into Dutch and English.
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