MATTHEE, Dalene. South African, b. 1938. Genres: Novels, Novellas/ Short stories, Romance/Historical, Children's fiction. Career: Writer; contributor of children's stories to South African Broadcasting Corporation for more than ten years. Piano teacher for adults and children. Publications: NOVELS: 'n Huis vir Nadia, 1982; Petronella van Aarde-Burgemeester, 1983; Kringe in 'n bos (trans. as Circles in a Forest), 1984; Fiela se Kind, 1985, trans. as Fiela's Child, 1986; Moerbeibos, 1987, trans. as The Mulberry Forest, 1989; Brug van die Esels, 1992, trans. as The Day the Swallows Spoke, 1993; Susters van Eva, 1995; pieternella van die Kaap, 2000; Toorbos (trans. as The Magic Forest), 2003. OTHER: Die twaalfuur-stokkie (for children), 1970, trans. as The Twelve O'clock Stick, 1991; Die judasbok (short stories), 1982.