SA writer wins Paperight Young Writer award

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triston_liebenberg_600pxLocal youngster, Triston Liebenberg, has taken top honours in the 2013 Paperight Young Writers Anthology, a project aimed at discovering South Africa’s next generation of writers and artists.

Triston, who’s only 16 years old, wrote an essay titled Reflections, which, according to Paperight, “follows the ebb and flow of human life through a variety of developmental stages, underpinned by her insights about aspects in life that never really change”. A tough topic for even adults to articulate, so even more impressive for a young local writer to excel, especially when judged by Hedley Twidle, a UCT lecturer at the Department of English Language and Literature.


Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.