Kobus Moolman is an award-winning writer and Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature in the Department of English Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
He has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent being The Mountain Behind the House (Dryad Press, 2020). He has also publlished two collections of plays, a collection of short stories, and edited an anthology of poetry, prose and art by South African writers living with disabilities. He has published five individual collections of poetry: Time Like Stone (University of Natal Press, 2000); Feet of the Sky (Brevitas, 2004); Separating the Seas (University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2007); Light and After (Deep South, 2010) and Left Over (Dye Hard Press, 2013). He has also published two collections of plays, as well as editing the journal Fidelities from 1995 until 2007 and the anthology Tilling the Hard Soil (UKZN Press, 2010), containing poetry, prose and art by South African writers living with disabilities.
In this period he has received several awards, including the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the South African Literary Award for poetry and the BBC African Theatre Award. At present he works as an academic in English Studies at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban.